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Strengthen Food Security and Livelihoods Sector coordination mechanisms and provide humanitarian livelihood support to vulnerable internally displaced people, returnees and host communities in Darfur

Strengthen Food Security and Livelihoods Sector coordination mechanisms and provide humanitarian livelihood support to vulnerable internally displaced people, returnees and host communities in Darfur

Full title of the project:

Strengthen Food Security and Livelihoods Sector coordination mechanisms and provide humanitarian livelihood support to vulnerable internally displaced people, returnees and host communities in Darfur

Target areas:

Nationwide

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 000 000
01/01/2019-31/03/2020
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/902/USA
Objective:

To strengthen Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Sector coordination to ensure quality, effective and efficient humanitarian response, and improve life-saving livelihood support to vulnerable internally displaced persons and host communities in Darfur.

Key partners:

State Ministries of Production and Economic Resources of South Darfur, West Darfur and Central Darfur.

Beneficiaries reached:

19 625 households (117 750 people) and 95 FSL Sector humanitarian partners.

Activities implemented:
  • Co-led the FSL Sector, involving 95 stakeholders, conducting 64 coordination meetings, collecting and disseminating information on the humanitarian response and supporting assessments to facilitate an effective and efficient response.
  • Distributed 117 tonnes of cereal, legume and vegetable seeds (52 tonnes of sorghum, 26 tonnes of potatoes, 10 tonnes of cowpeas, 11 tonnes of chickpeas, 11 tonnes of pigeon peas, 6 tonnes of broad beans, 925 kg of okra, 250 kg of watermelon, 100 kg of carrot, 40 kg of tomato), 1 500 digging hoes, 1 500 weeding hoes and 500 donkey ploughs to 10 350 households.
  • Provided on-the-job trainings on improved crop husbandry practices, post-harvest handling and sustainable management of natural resources for all beneficiaries.
  • Procured 1.5 million vaccine doses and vaccinated 450 000 sheep and goats against haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS), sheep pox, peste des petits ruminants and 50 000 cattle against HS, black quarter and contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia, benefiting 6 000 households.
  • Treated and dewormed 27 528 livestock animals, including cattle, small ruminants, camels, donkey and horses, belonging to 2 700 households, against the most common endemic diseases.
  • Trained representatives from 8 700 households on animal health and feeding.
  • Distributed 900 lactating goats, 45 tonnes of concentrated animal feed and 1.5 tonnes of mineral supplements to 300 households.
  • Trained 175 women who headed their household on manufacturing and use of fuel-efficient stoves.
Impact:
  • Strengthened FSL Sector’s coordination mechanism, enhanced the humanitarian response and supported the resource mobilization of USD 16 645 564 in 2019 and USD 36 373 215 in 2020.
  • Enabled beneficiaries to cultivate 9 321 ha and produce 3 995 tonnes of crops – enough to cover 10 350 households needs for five months and generate income thanks to the sale of production surplus.
  • Enhanced dietary diversity.
  • Improved agricultural practices and natural resource management.
  • Improved the health and productivity of 527 528 animals belonging to 8 700 households.