Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan: Development and Scaling of Sustainable Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems in Africa (FASA) project 2022-2027
The “Development and Scaling of Sustainable Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems in Africa (FASA)” project is a 5-year project funded by NORAD and implemented by WorldFish. The project is focused in three Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, where the aquaculture sector is expanding and demand for fish is increasing. The growth of the aquaculture sector has led to dependence on importing ingredients for fish feed supply and reliance on informal, small-scale feed millers that provide inconsistent quality. The reliance on imports and inconsistent quality food can be attributed to limited knowledge of in-country ingredients and potential processing techniques for improvement. For the FASA to achieve project goals and outcomes, it is necessary to have a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan to ensure effective implementation and performance measurement. This document serves as a framework that will be used for monitoring, evaluation, and learning throughout the life of the project. The project activities, outputs, and 2 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan outcomes are linked through the results framework, and show how the individual project activities cumulate to end goals. Each activity, output, and outcome has defined indicators and data sources. By organizing each activity with its intended output and overarching goal, this framework will aid in tracking progress during the project and show whether the intended outcomes of the project have been achieved as the project ends.