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In 2010, Solidaridad and UTZ Certified (UTZ) decided to evaluate the effectiveness of their activities and the impact of the implementation of the UTZ-Solidaridad programme on smallholder tea producers in Kenya. LEI Wageningen UR was commissioned by UTZ and Solidaridad to carry out the evaluation of the UTZSolidaridad smallholder tea programme. The evaluation was conducted through the delivery of two studies: a baseline study at the start of the UTZ-Solidaridad programme in 2010 and a mid-term evaluation after the programme had been running for two years (2012).
This report presents the findings from the mid-term evaluation with regard to  i) the effectiveness and the appropriateness and relevance of the UTZ Solidaridad tea programme in Kenya and  ii) lessons learnt and recommendations for the current programme and other future programmes.

Lead organization:
LEI Wageningen UR
Study sector:
Agriculture focus:
Study type:
Outcome or Impact Evaluation
Study design & methods:
Before and after comparison, Quantitative collection and analysis methods, Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Social issues, Environmental issues, Economic issues
Primary Research Funders:
Research Partner(s):
LEi Wageningen UR
Other Partners:
Additional info:

The full report, the UTZ response and a fact sheet are published on UTZ website.

Name of lead contact:
Henk Gilhuis