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Restoring and improving household food security and livelihoods in Sudan

Restoring and improving household food security and livelihoods in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Restoring and improving household food security and livelihoods in Darfur

Target areas:

North, West and Central Darfur States.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 305 311
Implementation:
01/02/2011-30/04/2012
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/108/CHF
Objective:

To restore and improve the food security and livelihoods of vulnerable households in North, West and Central Darfur States.

Key partners:

State Ministry of Animal Resources in North Darfur, State Ministry of Agriculture in North Darfur, Kutum Agricultural Extension and Development Society, Charity Voluntary Veterinary Medical Association, Zakeya Centre for Woman and Child Development, Cooperazione Internazionale, University of Zalingei.

Beneficiaries reached:

The livestock of 28 920 households received veterinary services; 8 210 households received tree seedlings; and the livestock of 1 922 households (about 100 000 animals) benefited from improved water access.

Activities implemented:
  • Provided vaccinations and/or curative services to 306 100 animals belonging to 28 920 households.
  • Provided 100 vulnerable female-headed returnee households with training in cheese-making and start-up kits to increase their family income.
  • Rehabilitated two nurseries to produce 55 900 multipurpose fruit and forest tree seedlings, which were distributed to 8 210 IDPs, returnees and host community members.
  • Trained 50 women in the production and use of fuel-efficient stoves as well as other alternative energy sources.
Impact:
  • The vaccination and treatment campaign reduced livestock morbidity and mortality rates, led to improved livestock productivity and increased household income.
  • The 100 people trained as trainers will contribute to educating the communities of Zalingei and Qarsila and the surrounding rural area about nursery practices and environmental conservation.
  • The 50 women trained in the production and use of fuel-efficient stoves produced 350 mud-type stoves.
  • The project enhanced the social interaction between different ethnic groups which may lead to more peaceful relations.