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Emergency response to Cyclone and flood-affected farmers in Bangladesh
Emergency response to Cyclone Sidr and flood-affected farmers through agricultural input supply and foot-and-mouth disease vaccination for livestock
To rapidly assist farming households most affected by Cyclone Sidr and the 2007 floods in regaining their livelihoods and household food security.
The Department of Agricultural Extension, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock and local non-governmental organizations.
Farming households affected by Cyclone Sidr and the 2007 floods, especially women-headed households and the elderly.
- 60 000 households received 300 tonnes of local variety aman rice seed (Sadamota).
- Another 60 000 households received more than 174 tonnes of high-yielding variety aman rice seeds, together with urea, triple superphosphate and muriate of potash fertilizers.
- 485 000 doses of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine were provided to beneficiary households whose cattle had already received a first round of vaccination and required a booster dose. The remaining 132 500 doses were kept as a reserve in the event of emergency.
- Livelihoods of households affected by Cyclone Sidr and flooding were restored.
- Increased agricultural production has helped families to meet household food requirements, generate income through the sale of surplus production and save a portion of the rice produced as seed for planting during the next season.
- The total estimated value of rice produced by beneficiary farmers amounted to USD 10.7 million.
- Vaccine provided by the project is controlling the three most common types of FMD virus in the country.