Since 2015 we have been developing an impact toolkit to help us to begin to measure the impact of the enterprises that we work with.
This work has been led by Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) and was developed in a participatory process with seven enterprises, many of them recipients of funding through the Just Growth programme.
The first set of data using the toolkit was collected in 2017 thanks to support from Power to Change.
A summary of this work can be found here .
The data collected indicates that there is strong evidence that the pilot enterprises are delivering on outcomes related to:
- Improved skills in food growing
- Community engagement and development
- Governance, transparency and participation
There is also some evidence to suggest that projects are delivering outcomes connected to:
- Improved health, well-being and social capital
- Improved consumption of local food
- Generating sustainable livelihoods and access to land
Further research, data collection and analysis are required to properly substantiate these claims and outcomes, and to more clearly understand the type and extent of the impacts.
We hope to secure further funding to continue this work.
Watch this space for updates.