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Support to early recovery needs of conflict- and flood-affected areas in the Philippines

Support to early recovery needs of conflict- and flood-affected areas in the Philippines

Full title of the project:

Support to early recovery needs of conflict- and flood-affected areas in Central Mindanao

Target areas:

North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 299 721
Implementation:
03/10/2011-30/06/2012
Project code:
OSRO/PHI/102/CHA
Objective:

To improve food security of the most vulnerable internally displaced and flood-affected farm households.

Key partners:

Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit XII, Local Government Units, Department of Social Welfare and Development, World Food Programme and Bangsamoro Women’s Foundation for Peace and Development Incorporated.

Beneficiaries reached:

The project benefited 2 650 farm households or 13 250 individuals.

Activities implemented:
  • The project provided planting materials (rice, corn and assorted vegetable seeds), fertilizer and hand tools to 2 650 farm households, or 13 250 individuals.
  • 565 beneficiaries completed skills training in sustainable crop production and alternative livelihoods.
Impact:
  • Through the provision of agricultural inputs the project helped conflict- and flood-affected former IDP farming households to restore lost livelihoods and attain food security with higher crop yields during the 2012 dry season.
  • Technical skills in sustainable crop production will help beneficiaries to lower costs of external inputs and achieve higher net incomes from vegetable production.
  • The alternative livelihood trainings in mushroom propagation, “cornick” (toast corn) preparation, banana chip making and water hyacinth-based handicrafts among others provided 289 women with entrepreneurial skills that will enable them to engage in income-generating activities.