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Restoring and maintaining household food security in Sudan
Restoring and maintaining household food security of vulnerable populations (IDPs, refugees, returnees and host communities) in the Greater Darfur region
To restore the capacities of IDPs, refugees and vulnerable host communities for agricultural and horticultural production; promote training in good agricultural practices through paraagriculturalists; protect livestock resources in areas of high livestock concentration from animal diseases by providing treatment and vaccination through community animal health workers (CAHWs); and improve assessments in the Greater Darfur region.
State Ministries of Agriculture and Animal Resources, and local and international NGOs.
40 000 households (crop production), 16 750 households (vegetable production) and 83 917 households (livestock vaccination and treatment) – some households benefited from more than one project component.
- 485 tonnes of crop seeds (sorghum, millet and groundnut) provided to 40 000 households.
- 16 750 households provided with 3.65 tonnes of vegetable seeds, 300 treadle pumps and/or 15 000 hand tools.
- 200 donkey ploughs provided to 1 000 households (shared between groups of five farmers).
- Training in good practices in vegetable production and plant husbandry organized for 16 750 horticulture beneficiaries by SMOA extension workers and implementing partners.
- Training in water harvesting and use of treadle pumps organized for 1 500 households.
- Veterinary drugs, equipment and vaccines procured and used to vaccinate or treat 621 748 animals belonging to 83 917 households against common diseases.
- 42 new CAHWs trained by implementing partners and 35 existing CAHWs provided with refresher training.
- Almost 50 000 ha of land were cultivated with vegetables and crops, generating an estimated production of 13 372 tonnes of crops and vegetables with a value of USD 6 872 788.
- There was an increased availability of food for beneficiary households, as well as in local markets.
- Distribution and training in use of treadle pumps enabled winter production along the wadis, generating much-needed extra income for the beneficiaries.
- After the livestock treatment and vaccination activities, there was an observed reduction in the number of contagious livestock diseases and animals were seen to be more healthy and productive.
- The CAHW network enables continued delivery of veterinary services in remote areas, despite a volatile security situation.