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Livelihoods support for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kenya

Livelihoods support for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kenya

Full title of the project:

Livelihoods support for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Rift Valley and other vulnerable families in northeastern, north and northwestern regions of Kenya

Target areas:

North Rift Valley and Turakana, Fafi and Lagdera districts

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 220 723
Implementation:
01/05/2009-16/09/2011
Project code:
OSRO/KEN/901/IOM
Objective:

To support livelihoods of food insecure vulnerable household in the Rift Valley and northern regions through an integrated response.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, GOAL, AMIRAN, RIAM RIAM, Fafi Intregrated Development Association and Relief Reconstruction and Development Organization.

Beneficiaries reached:

19 605 households

Activities implemented:
  • Provided vouchers, allowing 14 285 households beneficiaries to receive enough certified vegetable seeds, fruit seedlings and fertilizers to cultivate at least 1 acre of land.
  • Organized seed fairs and sensitized local stockists on certified vegetable seed.
  • Rehabilitated five water pans through the provision of cash-for-work schemes, benefiting 5 000 households.
  • Set up irrigation systems, distributed 120 drip irrigation kits and trained communities on drip irrigation management.
  • Supported 20 community-based animal health workers through the provision of training on animal disease diagnosis and treatment and veterinary toolkits to assist about 200 households.
  • Trained IOM staff on the application of GIS and GPS techniques for data acquisition, processing, storage and retrieval.
Impact:
  • The majority of farming households achieved an increase in vegetable production of over 20 percent, compared to long-term average production.
  • Increased agricultural productivity.
  • Improved water availability for livestock and vegetable production.
  • Treated 60 camels and 30 goats against tick-borne diseases and mange.
  • 85 percent of project beneficiaries reported improvements in their livelihoods following the implementation of project activities.