WFP Final evaluation of the USDA-supported Local and Regional Procurement (LRP) project in Kenya
This report is the endline activity evaluation of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Programme (LRP) in Kenya. The programme is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is implemented in three arid counties in north-west Kenya: Baringo, Turkana and West Pokot. The evaluation is commissioned by the WFP Kenya Country Office and follows a baseline assessment conducted in April 2018 by the same evaluation team.1 The main objective of the final evaluation is to assess the performance and results achieved through the LRP in the three targeted counties over the project period from September 2017-March 2020. The evaluation serves the dual and mutually reinforcing objectives of accountability and learning.
The LRP was implemented from October 2017 to March 2020 using a grant of USD 1 million. The LRP was specifically designed to support the implementation of the Government’s Home-Grown School Meals Programme (HGSMP) by supporting farmers, farmer organizations (FOs) and local traders to produce and provide sufficient food for the ongoing school feeding activities in the three targeted counties. USDA also gave approval for WFP to locally purchase sorghum and cowpeas from FOs for use in the school feeding programme. There have not been any budget revisions or changes to the programme design since it was approved in September 2017, and there are no sub-recipients under this agreement. No other donors have contributed funds to the LRP per se, however some of the FOs supported under the LRP have also benefitted from support from other donors. The LRP is implemented directly by WFP Kenya, in close collaboration with the Ministries of Education (MoE), Agriculture and Irrigation (MoA) and Health (MoH), at county and sub-county levels.