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Enhancing the adaptive livelihood and coping mechanisms of conflict-affected populations in Sudan
Enhancing the adaptive livelihood and coping mechanisms of conflict-affected populations in Darfur
To enhance the adaptive livelihood and coping mechanisms of conflict-affected populations (including IDPs, returnees and vulnerable resident communities) in the Greater Darfur region.
State Ministries of Agriculture and of Livestock and Animal Resources, NGOs.
95 771 households.
- 12.35 tonnes of vegetable seeds were procured and distributed to 24 927 households, along with training on horticultural production.
- 640 households participated in training on cheese-making and received start-up kits (comprising dishes, pots, salt, rennin tablets, gauze, etc.) to initiate their own business.
- Small-scale irrigation equipment (drip irrigation kits, treadle pumps, motorized water pumps) and agricultural hand tools (hoes) were distributed for vegetable production.
- Vaccinations and veterinary services were provided to over 947 000 animals.
- 103 individuals were trained to become community animal health workers (CAHWs).
- 1 483 households participated in food processing training sessions.
- 600 farmers were trained in seed multiplication and provided with hand tools and irrigation equipment.
- Six community nurseries were set up to raise 60 000 fruit and multipurpose trees.
- A water reservoir was rehabilitated in South Darfur to provide 4 000 families with clean water.
- 2 019 ha were cultivated with vegetables, with an estimated production of 4 620 tonnes.
- Cheese-making and food processing trainees (mainly women-headed households) are improving their household dietary diversity and generating income from the sale of products.
- The tree seedlings grown in community nurseries will be used for reforestation purposes.
- Seed multiplication beneficiaries produced 40 tonnes of groundnut seeds, some of which were distributed to vulnerable farmers through FAO-organized seed fairs.
- The support to vegetable production helped to reduce the food gap and allowed participants to supplement their income.
- Livestock health is improving and owners have access to better health services through CAHWs.