Baseline Survey Indicators to Measure

There are the following six core indicators identified for M&E:
 – The share of wholesale and retail price received by the farmer.
 – Changes in crop yields.
 – Compliance with business standards by Office of Director of Marketing (e.g. no. of days required for issuance of licenses).
 – Number of farmers utilizing the Market Information Services via SMS.
 – Volume and value of sales of market transactions in APMCs and Rural Haats (RHs).
 – Change in lease value of RHs.

(i) Project Outcome Indicators:
The share of wholesale and retail price received by the farmer.
Changes in crop yields.
Compliance with business standards by Office of Director of Marketing
(e.g. no. of days required for issuance of licenses).
– Degree of price integration across markets in Maharashtra.
– Changes in farmers’ house hold income in real terms.

(ii) Intermediate Outcome Indicators:
Component A: Intensification and Diversification of Market led Production.
A.1 Market led Agricultural Technology Transfer
– Farmers adopting improved production techniques and management practices in agriculture.
– Increase in farm diversification.
A.2 Agri Business Promotion Facility
– Number of agri-preneurs and PAs (FGs, if available) accessing government schemes.
A.3 Market Information Services
- Number of farmers utilizing the Market Information Services via SMS. A.4 Livestock Support Services
- Increase in number of goats in the target area.

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There are the following six core indicators identified for M&E:
 – The share of wholesale and retail price received by the farmer.
 – Changes in crop yields.
 – Compliance with business standards by Office of Director of Marketing (e.g. no. of days required for issuance of licenses).
 – Number of farmers utilizing the Market Information Services via SMS.
 – Volume and value of sales of market transactions in APMCs and Rural Haats (RHs).
 – Change in lease value of RHs.

(i) Project Outcome Indicators:
The share of wholesale and retail price received by the farmer.
Changes in crop yields.
Compliance with business standards by Office of Director of Marketing
(e.g. no. of days required for issuance of licenses).
– Degree of price integration across markets in Maharashtra.
– Changes in farmers’ house hold income in real terms.

(ii) Intermediate Outcome Indicators:
Component A: Intensification and Diversification of Market led Production.
A.1 Market led Agricultural Technology Transfer
– Farmers adopting improved production techniques and management practices in agriculture.
– Increase in farm diversification.
A.2 Agri Business Promotion Facility
– Number of agri-preneurs and PAs (FGs, if available) accessing government schemes.
A.3 Market Information Services
- Number of farmers utilizing the Market Information Services via SMS. A.4 Livestock Support Services
- Increase in number of goats in the target area.

Component B: Improving Farmer Access to Markets
B.1 Promoting Alternate Markets
B1.1 Product Aggregation and sale through Producers’ Associations
– Commodities aggregated through FGs and FCSCs.
B1.2 Warehouse Receipts Development
– Number of farmers obtaining warehouse receipts.
B1.3 Rural Haat Markets
Volume and value of sales of market transactions in Rural Haats
(RHs).
Change in lease value of RHs.
B1.4 Introducing e-Marketing Platforms
- Volume and Value of sales of products traded through the E-trading pilots.
B.2 Modernizing Existing Markets (APMCs & LSMs)
- Volume and value of sales of market transactions in APMCs. (iii) Social and Environmental Indicators

  • Volume of organic waste generated at targeted mandis
  • Representation of women and tribal in market management committees
A well designed Management Information System (MIS) will be used for the reporting system of the progress and achievement under different activities. The online flow of information through MIS from the beneficiary organization and the District Officer of the implementing department to PIUs and from PIU to PCU would help to monitor the execution of the projects and also to evaluate the project results, periodically.

Audit of all the activities under the project from lowest level to PCU will be conducted regularly. There will be two systems of Audit viz. internal audit and external audit. The arrangements of audit have been described under the chapter on Financial Management. The number of external auditors to be appointed will be decided by the PCU in consultation with the M & E Consultant.

The whole process of monitoring and evaluation will thus involve number of important steps and there will be internal evaluation and external evaluation to carry out all the steps under M & E, an expert Consultant organization will be appointed at the start of the project, so that M & E Consultant will be able to start from the stage of carrying out baseline survey, fix the benchmarks, review the targets fixed and revise if necessary, develop MIS, decide the terms and conditions of selection, of the internal auditors and external auditors and will review the work of the project at every stage and give evaluation reports to the PCU regularly.
 

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