In 2020, Hivos and IIED commissioned a retrospective assessment to show the degree to which the program interventions reflected food systems thinking, and how they were transforming local food systems.
The assessment makes recommendations for further action to achieve greater change in a new four-year program starting in July 2020 in Uganda and Zambia. It also proposes indicators that could be used to set up a food systems baseline for monitoring progress.
In Uganda, the assessment focused on the Food Change Lab process (Box 1) in Kabarole district implemented by our partner the Kabarole Research Centre (KRC). In Zambia, the assessment looked at the whole program – not only the Food Change Lab, but also research, lobbying and advocacy, and media work.