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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 Sudan

Full title of the project:

Enhancing the adaptive livelihood and coping mechanisms of conflict-affected populations in Darfur

Target areas:

Greater Darfur region.

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 3 000 000
Implementation:
27/08/2008-31/12/2009
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/820/USA
Objective:

To enhance the adaptive livelihood and coping mechanisms of conflict-affected populations (including IDPs, returnees and vulnerable resident communities) in the Greater Darfur region.

Key partners:

State Ministries of Agriculture and of Livestock and Animal Resources, NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

95 771 households.

Activities implemented:
  •  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.
Impact:
  •  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.