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Agricultural and livestock support for returnees, IDPs and resident communities in Sudan

Agricultural and livestock support for returnees, IDPs and resident communities in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Agricultural and livestock support for early recovery and reintegration of returnees, IDPs and resident communities in Southern Kordofan

Target areas:

Sudan

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 438 988
Implementation:
01/01/2009-31/03/2010
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/908/CHF
Objective:

To improve staple crop production (cereals and pulses), protect livestock assets, and increase vegetable production for household consumption and income generation.

Key partners:

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

Beneficiaries reached:

14 930 households (10 000 through crop production and 4 930 through vaccination and treatment of their livestock).

Activities implemented:
  • 75 tonnes of cereal and legume seeds provided to 10 000 households.
  • 58 000 animals belonging to 2 900 livestock owners vaccinated against common livestock diseases.
  • 10 000 animals belonging to 2 000 households treated for disease and infection.
  • 20 agricultural para-extension workers trained in crop production techniques.
  • 30 community animal health workers (CAHWs) received refresher training.
  • 50 women trained in vegetable production and processing.
Impact:
  • Beneficiary farmers produced 1 315 tonnes of cereals and legumes with an estimated market value of USD 912 132.
  • Number of cases of contagious animal diseases reduced, along with a drop in the loss of livestock from epidemic diseases.
  • Refresher training of CAHWs afforded communities in 23 villages access to veterinary services.
  • The training of 20 para-extension workers significantly contributed to improving the knowledge and skills of a considerable number of farmers in their localities.