Evidence Matters: Farmers in Tanzania

At the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, located here at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, evidence matters. Our staff and research students are passionate about making a difference in the world, but they are determined to do it in ways that are proven to be effective.

So when we partner with funders and organisations around the world, they know that with our input, their programmes will be subject to robust academic scrutiny. Take our current research grant from the UBS Optimus Foundation. In partnership with the Tanzanian National Institute for Medical Research and University of Glasgow, Professor Frances Gardner and Dr Jamie Lachman designed and conducted a cluster randomised trial to evaluate the ICS/ Agrics parenting and agribusiness intervention to farmer groups in rural Tanzania. The field work took place from August 2015 to November 2016

The team are in the process of writing up their results, but in the meantime why not watch this fascinating film, commissioned by UBS Optimus, about the importance of evidence in this project – and the life-changing difference it can make to the families at the heart of it.

Watch time: 8 minutes

Short on time? Skip to Jamie talking at 05:00