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Proyecto de emergencia para la recuperación de la capacidad productiva y medios de vida en El Salvador

Proyecto de emergencia para la recuperación de la capacidad productiva y medios de vida en El Salvador

Full title of the project:

Proyecto de emergencia para la recuperación de la capacidad productiva y medios de vida de pequeños agricultores y agricultoras afectados por la depresión tropical 12E

Target areas:

Departments of San Vicente and La Paz

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 100 000
Implementation:
01/11/2011-30/04/2012
Project code:
OSRO/ELS/101/BRA
Objective:

To support families in recovering their productive capacity by providing agricultural tools, which will be used to clear land, irrigation channels, roads, and homes, as well as to sow crops and repair fences.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and the Centro Nacional de Transferencia de Tecnología Agropecuaria y Forestal.

Beneficiaries reached:

2 000 families.

Activities implemented:
  • 1 500 families received agricultural tool kits comprised of a hoe with handle, a pike with handle, a triangular file, a 24 machete, a round shovel with short handle, duplex shovel and a pickaxe with handle.
  • 500 families received seeds for home gardening that included lima bean, radish and cucumber seeds.
Impact:
  • Cultivated 70 ha of land with the seeds distributed, increasing food availability through the production of 402 000 kg of vegetables with an estimated value of USD 413 502.
  • Beneficiary families reactivated the cultivation of their plots and diversified their crop production.
  • Generated food for both consumption and sale.
  • Repaired roads and rehabilitated irrigation channels at the community level.