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Rapid Response Rehabilitation of Rural Livelihoods in Somalia

Rapid Response Rehabilitation of Rural Livelihoods in Somalia

Full title of the project:

Rapid Response Rehabilitation of Rural Livelihoods

Target areas:

Somaliland, Puntland and central-south Somalia

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 7 000 000
Implementation:
01/10/2008-30/09/2010
Project code:
OSRO/SOM/808/WBK
Objective:

To increase crop and livestock production in areas affected by the food crisis in Somalia.

Key partners:

Relevant line ministries, local authorities, national and international NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

347 369 households.

Activities implemented:
  •  250 tonnes of maize seeds, 185 tonnes of sorghum seeds, 550 kg of assorted vegetable seeds,  725 tonnes of fertilizers, 62 000 hand tools and 4 000 fuel vouchers were procured and  distributed to farming households.
  •  Training on good agronomic practices was organized and appropriate materials (posters and  leaflets) were prepared and distributed to implementing partners for onward distribution to  beneficiary farmers.
  •  50 km of canals and 30 water catchments were rehabilitated using a cash-for-work approach that  benefitted 3 155 households.
  •  140 km of canals and 33 water catchments were rehabilitated mechanically.
  •  A market for food producers was constructed in Merka, Shabelle region.
  •  2 300 kg of grass and fodder seeds, 4 241 sickles, 1 360 baling boxes and 60 sets of  beekeeping equipment were distributed for fodder production.
  •  Two slaughterhouses were constructed in Bossaso and Boroma and public-private partnerships  set up to manage their continued operation.
Impact:
  •  Farmers were able to produce significantly more cereal crops in the Gu 2009 and Deyr 2009/10  seasons owing to their use of the provided agricultural inputs.
  •  Rehabilitation of irrigation schemes increased water availability by 3 to 4 times and contributed to  increased cereal production.
  •  Rehabilitated water catchments have an improved water-holding capacity of 355 048 m3 and are  serving 6 300 households.
  •  The improved production of fodder and use of crop residues has contributed to the better body  condition of livestock on which agropastoral households rely.
  •  Better slaughter conditions have led to reduced risk to public health, reduced impact on the  environment and improved sanitation.