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Livelihood support to agropastoral and riverine households in southern Somalia

Livelihood support to agropastoral and riverine households in southern Somalia

Full title of the project:

Livelihood support to agropastoral and riverine households in southern Somalia

Target areas:

Bay and Bakool Regions in southern Somalia.

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 4 000 000
Implementation:
01/09/2011-31/03/2012
Project code:
OSRO/SOM/119/USA
Objective:

To rehabilitate productive assets and reinforce coping mechanisms of drought- and famine-affected communities in southern Somalia.

Key partners:

International and local partners, including Non-governmental Organizations, the Food Nutrition and Security Analysis Unit.

Beneficiaries reached:

15 110 agropastoral households (90 600 people) in Bay and Bakool Regions of southern Somalia.

Activities implemented:
  • Cash-for-work (CFW) activities were carried out in southern Somalia’s Bay and Bakool Regions to rehabilitate 97 water catchments and 30 rural feeder roads.
  • 15 110 agropastoralist households received USD 3 per day for an average of 60 days (48 working days plus 12 unconditional days) with a total cash disbursement of USD 2 740 500, plus an additional 12 days with funds from other donors.
  • Basic training for each rehabilitated infrastructure was provided to a select number of beneficiaries; training focused on cooperation, infrastructure maintenance and management, water harvesting techniques, catchment design, water hygiene, rangeland management and best practices.
Impact:
  • Vulnerable households were supported for a total of 72 working days through CFW activities, helping them to cover part of their basic needs by increasing their access to the Minimum Expenditure Basket.
  • A total soil volume of 196 472 m³ of the water catchments was excavated and 541 750 m² of total bush area cleared on selected feeder roads, helping to improve market access as well as water access for communities and livestock.