The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Joint Impact Assessment of CTA’s support to NARI

The partnership, spanning ten (10) years, between the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) of Papua New Guinea has been fruitful. CTA, in fulfilling its mandated function, has been supporting a partner organisation in the Pacific Region and NARI, on the other part, has been a successful recipient of CTA’s support and making good use of the invaluable supported offered by CTA.CTA has funded a number of activities within NARI and these activities range from case studies, training of trainer events and learning events. The total value of these activities is 267,596.00 EURO.The CcIPA model provided by CTA has been used to assess the impacts, both in terms of immediate, short and long term, resulting from the supported offered by CTA to NARI. The findings of this study reveal that a wide range of people and organisations benefited from CTA’s support through NARI. Examples of those who benefited include: farmers, extension agents, private sector, R&D organisations, women’s groups, staff of NARI, various PNG Government Departments, other Pacific Island institutions and individuals, regional agricultural research and development organisations, and those parties involved in the information technology industry.
These individuals and organisations have benefited through:Enhanced capacity in a given topic /subject areaIncreased visibilityImproved farming practicesNew approaches to doing businessImproved income, etc...NARI, as an organisation, has also benefited enormously from the ongoing support of CTA. NARI’s staff capacity in various subject areas has been enhanced, NARI’s visibility has been increased /improved, NARI is the leader in agricultural research and is also the preferred partner for many donor agencies, NARI has a track record in successful implementing projects resulting in its overall budget increase for projects.NARI has moderate to high levels of organisational capability to: act and commit, deliver on development objectives including NARI’s organisational strategic objective, adapt and self-renew, relate to external stakeholders, and achieve coherence.