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Activity Description for Implementation of Honey Care Test Pilot Project

  1. Initial Market Assessment: (2 months)

    1. Where does FINCA want to conduct a test?

    2. Is there existing beekeeping in the region?

    3. Is the area sufficiently rural?

    4. Is there adequate foliage and water in the area?

    5. Is there a local market for honey sales?

    6. How accessible is the area for Honey Care’s collection process?

    7. Is there ample capacity and interest among FINCA staff to take on the new project?

    8. Is there initial interest among FINCA clients to take on the new project?

  2. Establish relationship with Honey Care (2 months)

    1. Confirm interest in collaboration

    2. Agree on partner responsibilities, information sharing and project implementation protocol, success benchmarks

    3. Confirm staff contacts at each level

    4. Generate legal agreement

  3. Detailed assessment of location for beekeeping potential (2 months)

    1. Fact-finding and information gathering about the region

    2. Profiling of existing beekeepers and assessment of production quality

    3. Identification of candidates

    4. Identification of gaps of knowledge and capacity within the community

    5. Assessment of potential community extraction centers

  4. Develop a data collection and management system and integrate into MIS (1 month)

  5. Develop marketing materials (1 month)

  6. Select and train community extension worker (2 months)

  7. Train FINCA staff (3-5 days)

    1. Marketing of beekeeping

    2. Client selection

    3. Loan management

    4. Monitoring and evaluation

  8. Manufacture of new hives (2 months)

  9. Creation of community center (3 months)

  10. Conduct beekeeping awareness demonstrations in test project area (Ongoing)

  11. Verify client interest in beekeeping and conduct credit assessments (Ongoing)

  12. Deliver beehives/loans

  13. Train new beekeepers (Ongoing)

    1. Initial training (3 days)

    2. Ongoing training (Ongoing)

  14. Colonization Period before first harvest

  15. Monitoring and evaluation phase (Ongoing)

    1. Program evaluation

    2. Impact evaluation on clients

  16. Refine and establish protocols (Ongoing)

  17. Provide ongoing support and troubleshooting (Ongoing)

  18. Final Assessment of test project

APPENDIX 4.2 – KICKSTART TIMELINE AND ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION
Project Timeline for Implementation of KickStart Test Pilot Project













Month




Tasks

Responsibility

Duration

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15



Preliminary Market Assessment

FINCA

3 months














































1.a

Design

FINCA

1 month














































1.b

Implementation

FINCA

2 months
















































Establish relationship with KickStart

FINCA

2 months














































1.a

Discuss partner responsibilities

FINCA

1 month














































1.b

Generate legal Agreement

FINCA

1 month
















































Develop a data collection and management system

FINCA

2 months
















































Establish supply chain and purchasing system

FINCA/

KickStart



2 months
















































Develop marketing materials

KickStart

2 months
















































Develop and refine training

KickStart

2 months
















































Train FINCA staff

KickStart

3-5 days
















































Conduct product demonstrations in test project area

KickStart

Ongoing
















































Take orders from clients, and conduct credit assessments

FINCA

Ongoing
















































Train press owners

FINCA/

KickStart



Ongoing














































10.a

Session one




1 day














































10.b

Session two




2 days
















































Deliver technologies/loans

KickStart

Ongoing
















































Refine protocols




Ongoing
















































Provide ongoing support and troubleshooting

FINCA/

KickStart



Ongoing
















































Monitoring and evaluation phase

FINCA/

KickStart



Ongoing














































14.a

Baseline collection

KickStart

Ongoing














































14.b

Impact evaluation

KickStart

2 months














































14.c

Final Assessment of test project

FINCA

















































Activity Description for Implementation of KickStart Test Pilot Project

  1. Preliminary Market Assessment: (1 month design, 2 months implementation)

    1. Where does FINCA want to conduct a test?

    2. How rural or urban is the test market?

    3. How much access is there to inputs?

    4. How many presses could the market support?

    5. What is the level of FINCA client demand for the product?

    6. What competition exists and what new competition may emerge?

    7. To what degree is local construction occurring?

    8. Are local builders receptive to using the blocks?

    9. Are local individuals and businesses receptive to using sunflower oil?

    10. How will the market change after FINCA client entry?

  1. Establish relationship with KickStart (2 months – may take place concurrently with part of the market assessment)

    1. Reconfirm interest in collaboration

    2. Agree on partner responsibilities, information sharing and project implementation protocol, and success benchmarks

    3. Confirm staff contacts at each level

    4. Generate legal agreement

  2. Develop a data collection and management system and integrate into MIS (3 months)

  3. Establish supply chain and purchasing system (2 months)

    1. Who will be the producer(s)?

    2. How will presses be transported?

    3. What will be the location(s) of retailer(s)?

    4. Who will be the purchaser – FINCA or client?

    5. Will FINCA purchase in bulk or purchase on order?

    6. How will purchase be made? Will FINCA pay directly?

  4. Develop marketing materials (2 months)

  5. Develop and refine training for FINCA staff, retail store attendants and prospective press purchasers (2 months)

    1. Refine training in seed and soil knowledge

    2. Add training in marketing and sales

    3. Include block and cooking oil marketing materials in manual sold to clients

  6. Train FINCA staff (3-5 days)

    1. Marketing, sales of presses

    2. Client selection

    3. Loan management

  7. Ongoing support, troubleshooting

  8. Monitoring and evaluation

  9. Conduct product demonstrations in test project area (ongoing)

  10. Take orders from clients, and conduct credit assessments (ongoing)

    1. Credit rating

    2. Input sources arranged

    3. Production team arranged (to operate machine)

    4. Operation and storage location and curing or drying location determined

    5. Relationships established with potential buyers

  11. Train press owners (1 day session one, 2 days session two)

    1. Session one (After order has been placed but before final loan approval):

      1. Bookkeeping and basic business procedures

      2. Sourcing inputs (knowledge on types of good quality soil and seeds)

      3. Marketing and sales

    2. Session two Block Press (after technology has been delivered):

      1. Soil selection and testing;

      2. Mixing soil and cement;

      3. Press operation;

      4. Labor;

      5. Curing, storing and testing blocks;

      6. Press maintenance and repair;

      7. Potential problems and solutions.

c. Session two Oilseed Press (after technology has been delivered):

  1. Seed selection and drying;

  2. Press and filter operation;

  3. Labor;

  4. Packaging and storing oil and seedcake;

  5. Press and filter maintenance and repair;

  6. Potential problems and solutions.

  1. Deliver Technologies (ongoing)

  2. Refine and establish protocols (ongoing)

  3. Provide ongoing support and troubleshooting (ongoing)

  4. Monitoring and Evaluation phase (ongoing)

  1. Program evaluation

  2. Impact evaluation on clients

  3. Final Assessment of test project (Begin 6 months after first loans distributed)

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