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Emergency assistance in restoring food security and agricultural production in Typhoon Mangkhut affected communities in Northern Philippines

Emergency assistance in restoring food security and agricultural production in Typhoon Mangkhut affected communities in Northern Philippines

Full title of the project:

Emergency assistance in restoring food security and agricultural production in Typhoon Mangkhut affected communities in Northern Philippines

Target areas:

Region I (Ilocos Norte province) and Region II (Cagayan province).

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 342 050
01/10/2018-31/03/2019
Project code:
OSRO/PHI/804/NZE
Objective:

To provide emergency assistance to restore 3 550 farming households’ (17 750 people) agricultural livelihoods in typhoon-affected communities

Key partners:

Department of Agriculture

Beneficiaries reached:

3 550 households (17 750 people)

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 355 tonnes of urea fertilizer to 3 550 farming households (100 kg to each household).
  • Trained 23 participants on damage assessment reporting system and KoBo Toolbox application.
  • Conducted an end-of-project performance assessment with the participation of 29 government partners at the regional, provincial and municipal levels.
Impact:
  • The average regional yield of 7.0 tonnes per ha (based on previous similar cropping season), could produce enough rice to feed 55 512 people (per capita consumption of 125.1 kg) in Cagayan province.
  • The average regional yield of 6.5 tonnes per ha could produce enough rice to feed 52 245 people (per capita consumption of 123.21 kg).
  • Enhanced the capacities of extension workers, technicians and farmers on coordination in preparedness and response to future shocks.