The farmer as a key participant of M&E: lessons and experiences from Participatory M&E systems
It is often bemoaned that Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) is “top-down”, donor-driven and overlooks the views and needs of the farmers who are the key stakeholders in agricultural projects. Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation (PME) tools have so far been promoted to ensure that farmers participate at all stages in M&E and effectively influence project decision making.
What are your experiences and lessons in getting the farmers involved in all stages of Monitoring and Evaluation of agricultural interventions? What are some innovative Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation (PME) approaches for agricultural projects? How effective are these PME methods?
Thanks for your inputs!