One Acre Fund (OAF) cost effectiveness analysisKenya
Client: One Acre Fund
Dates: 2020 – 2022
Project Description: The One Acre Fund (OAF) works with farmers directly to improve household food production and nutritional status. OAF’s work in western Kenya addresses both poverty and malnutrition in targeted smallholder farming households across OAF’s Kenyan farmer network. With funding from the Children’s Investment Fund, OAF established a nutrition programme which aimed to improve the dietary diversity of these families, particularly among children and pregnant and lactating women, by increasing household food production and consumption of nutritious food.
Our Role: To assess the impact of this nutrition programme, Kantar was commissioned to conduct an evaluation, using a quasi-experimental approach, to compare outcomes relating to household dietary diversity, women’s dietary diversity, and minimum acceptable diet of children between six and 23 months.
As part of this evaluation, LAMP conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis of adding the nutritionprogramme to the core OAF programme. This analysis compared the costs and benefits of the two respective programmes to assess whether the additional benefits from the nutrition programme justified its additional costs.
- LAMP conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis of OAF’s nutrition intervention, including a Social and Behaviour Change Communication component.
- Findings from LAMP’s cost-effectiveness analysis are expected to be used to inform OAF’s future programmes.