FoodTrade East and Southern Africa (FTESA) is a five-year (2013-2018) regional programme funded by DFID UK (£36 million) to support food staples market development and trade by tackling market failures. FTESA aims to catalyse lasting changes that enable efficient trade in staple foods across the region to improve the lives of farmers, suppliers, service providers, traders, retailers, and consumers, contributing to price and market stability for staple foods in the region.
During Q3 2016, the Evaluation Management Unit (EMU), managed by Itad UK, undertook the independent Mid-term Evaluation (MTE) of FTESA. The MTE is formative and theory-based and its purpose is to focus on progress to date and lesson learning. This final report outlines the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of the MTE.