Building on existing related and relevant methodologies, including those of FAO (TAPE tools) and GTAE (Memento for the Assessment of Agroecology), the activities of component 2 will be carried out by a Scientific Consortium led by IRD, composed of CIRAD and Montpellier SupAgro, and involving research institutions and scientific partners from the 7 countries.
The research work is based on a prototyping approach to evaluation. The aim is to put into circulation a prototype to be adapted, transformed, in situations of use with local actors. The participatory approach in the construction of the tool and the transformations of the tool thus act as a revelation of the stakes of the evaluation and the expectations of the co-designers. A PhD work and the work of 2 trainees per country are at the service of the project and this research dynamic.