The CASCAPE project emphasizes the importance of soil fertility to increase agricultural production. We regard soil fertility as one of the most important enabling soil conditions for agricultural production and consider the low and decreasing soil organic matter contents in many CASCAPE sites as a serious threat to current and future agricultural production.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in the CASCAPE project is an internal and strategic instrument to guide CASCAPE towards being and becoming an effective and successful contribution to improved agricultural productivity in Ethiopia. 

Capacity development is one of the major pillars of CASCAPE. Our vision on capacity development is that this is an on-going process from the individual to institutional learning.

CASCAPE is committed to mainstream gender issues in its activities. There is a gab in the extent to which women and men have access to asset s (i.e. land, oxen, credit, inputs) and agricultural services.

In CASCAPE we use a participatory approach to identify, develop, test and evaluate innovations. The first step is a thorough analysis of the constraints and opportunities in the intervention areas, as perceived by a range of stakeholders.