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Agricultural and food security emergency assistance to flood-affected small-scale farmers in Serbia

Agricultural and food security emergency assistance to flood-affected small-scale farmers in Serbia

Full title of the project:

Agricultural and food security emergency assistance to flood-affected small-scale farmers in Serbia

Target areas:

Boljevac, Kladovo, Knjaževac, Majdanpek, Negotin, Svrljig and Zaječar

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 269 841
11/11/2015-10/05/2017
Project code:
OSRO/SRB/501/EC
Objective:

To protect the livelihoods of flood-affected households and maintain the health and nutrition of their livestock.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Public Investment Management Office and local self-governments (municipalities).

Beneficiaries reached:

6 997 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 120.24 tonnes of crop seeds and 150.3 tonnes of nitrogen phosphorus potassium (NPK) fertilizer to 501 households.
  • Distributed 58.67 tonnes of fodder seeds and 947.7 tonnes of NPK fertilizer to 2 391 households.
  • Distributed 210 600 fruit saplings to 482 households.
  • Distributed 122 kits (40 greenhouses, 31 pumps and 51 farming machines) to 122 households.
  • Distributed 21 livestock (four pregnant heifers, three pregnant gilts and 14 lambs) to nine households.
  • Distributed 1 107.84 tonnes of animal feed to 3 462 households.
  • Distributed 210 beehives to 30 households.
  • Provided hands-on training and technical assistance to 184 farmers and field crops, mechanisation and farm management trainings to 444 farmers.
  • Delivered 42 trainings on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (CCA) to 1 022 farmers as well as 50 professionals and local government representatives at all levels.
Impact:
  • Assisted 6 997 households from seven municipalities, three and a half times more than planned.
  • Sustained and rehabilitated the agricultural production of small-scale farmers following the floods.
  • Established sustainable production capacity for affected small-scale farming households.
  • Protected the livelihoods of flood-affected households and maintained the health and nutrition of their livestock.
  • Through a series of CCA trainings on agriculture, farmers and local government officials are now better equipped to deal with future extreme weather events and provide assistance to agricultural producers or work on national climate change policies.