RE: Making data collection meaningful and useful to farmers: what is your experience? | Eval Forward

To reduce the burden on small-scale farmers during monitoring and evaluation assessments, the collection tools should be adapted to the different social realities of these farmers, and farmers should be involved in the design of these tools by involving them directly in the preparatory work.

As for the best ways to encourage farmers to participate in the survey, it will be necessary to propose compensatory measures that would correspond to the time they would have lost in the monitoring-evaluation exercise, for example by offering some refreshment when they participate in the activity. Also, it will be necessary to adapt the collection tools to what they would have proposed (make proposals for the choice of tools if possible).

[Contribution originally posted in French]