Summary of facts an figures

RAILS teams, countries & sites

Number of teams that were invited to the call for participation

34

Number that responded to the call

14

Number of countries that were selected

14

Number of countries that dropped out due to the interruption of the project  and mismanagement at country level

6

Number of countries that successfully participated

8

Number of successfully participating communities

19

Uganda training workshop

Number of persons attending

24

Number of persons from Uganda

6

Number of persons from 12 African countries 

16

Number of persons from Germany

2

Duration (excluding travel)

3 days

Total costs

21,606 €

Service Providers

Number of young professionals who served as national facilitators and managed the services in their country

8

Number of field agents in the community who contributed to services delivery

30

Number of local data entry agents who checked and entered data into the database and published information requests

19

Number of expert who helped to make a diagnose of problems raised by farmers and who provided an appropriate

96

Number of pilot farmers who provided farm-household data, identified production constraints, evaluated responses from experts and served as multipliers

1,116

Number of archive keepers who promoted the local archives and gathered seasonal data (

38

eRAILS2 coordinator

1

eRAILS2 service fund manager

1

Total

1,309

Services

Organise Community Teams

29

1st Training of Community Teams

28

Training of knowledge management services (KMS) at NARI

15

2nd Training of Community Teams

25

Refresher Session after an administrative interruption of the project of 8 months

8

Information Exchange Service

1,116

Site Characterisation

19

Establish Village Archives

38

Gather seasonal Data (price and weather), Monitor the use of Archives and expose them during market days

190

Explore Funding Opportunities at Local level

19

Explore Funding Opportunities at National level

8

Information gap filling service

8

Total

1,503

Content development

Number of farm household interviews published on the internet

1,116

Number of images gathered on farms

5,000

Number on data gathered during farm household interviews

300,000

Number of site characterisation providing facts about the present situation in the communities (baseline)

19

Number of web sites describing the farmers organisations

19

Number of markets where prices of 10 commodities are monitored, rainfall and temperature is measured daily and local archives with questions and answers are promoted over a period of 5 months

38

Number of responses from experts published on the Internet

1,116

Number of hyperlinks to valuable information sources for further reading and advice

1,500

Number of PDF technical document gathered and uploaded

700

Beneficiaries and diffusion

Primary beneficiaries: Average number of farmers that attended the meeting when the advice was brought back to the pilot farmer (response of 906 farmers)

3.9

Estimated total number of primary beneficiaries

4,000

Secondary beneficiaries – Group 1 :  Average number of farmers with whom each primary beneficiary shared the answer in the subsequent growing season (response of 71 farmers)

5.3

Secondary beneficiaries – Group 2: Estimated number of farmers who got the advice from the field agents and local archive per year

1,000

 

Estimated number of beneficiaries after 12 months

15,000

Estimated number of beneficiaries after 24 months

50,000

Impact on productivity and income

Average estimated financial loss that is caused by the production constraint (response of 1,116 farmers)

91 $US

Average production increase due to the technical advice in the subsequent season (response of 62 farmers)

40%

Average increase of farm income in subsequent season

40 US$

Estimated total additional income year 1

60,000 US$

Estimated total additional income year 2

200,000 US$