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Restoration and maintenance of household food security in Sudan

Restoration and maintenance of household food security in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Restoration and maintenance of household food security and promotion of diversification of livelihood coping mechanisms for vulnerable populations in Greater Darfur

Target areas:

Greater Darfur area

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 5 561 000
Implementation:
01/01/2010-31/12/2011
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/005/CHF
Objective:

To improve the food security and self-reliance of targeted households.

Key partners:

Federal and State Ministries of Agriculture and Animal Resources, local and international NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

104 232 conflict- and drought-affected IDP, returnee, refugee, pastoral and vulnerable resident community households.

Activities implemented:
  • 114 771 animals belonging to 9 050 households vaccinated and treated.
  • 27 community animal health workers trained and provided with equipment.
  • 631.5 tonnes of cereal (millet, sorghum) and legume (sesame, groundnut, cowpea) seeds, and over 5.51 tonnes of vegetable seeds provided to 95 182 households.
  • 21 000 hoes and 4 400 donkey ploughs distributed.
  • Training of Trainers sessions on improved crop and vegetable production organized for 417 farmers and extension workers.
  • Training and extension messages on good cultivation practices and crop husbandry provided to over 13 000 farmers at seed and tool distribution sites.
Impact:
  • Improved food and livelihoods security of beneficiaries by protecting vital livestock assets.
  • Reduced livestock morbidity and mortality among targeted herds.
  • Increased milk and meat production providing households with valuable source of nutrition and cash from sale of surplus animal products.
  • Over 31 000 tonnes of cereals and legumes, and 1 300 tonnes of vegetables, with a market value of USD 8 086 384 million produced.