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Support to internally displaced persons, vulnerable communities and communities at risk of displacement in Colombia

Support to internally displaced persons, vulnerable communities and communities at risk of displacement in Colombia

Full title of the project:

Support to urban internally displaced persons, vulnerable communities in rural areas and communities at risk of displacement in the Departments of Sucre and Bolívar

Target areas:

Sucre and Bolívar Departments.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 386 050
Implementation:
31/08/2007-30/09/2009
Project code:
OSRO/COL/701/ITA
Objective:

To increase food security and contribute to the restoration of sustainable livelihoods of urban internally displaced persons/families and rural communities at risk of displacement in the Departments of Sucre and Bolívar.

Key partners:

Municipal government, United Nations organizations, non-governmental organizations and civil society.

Beneficiaries reached:

8 252 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Procurement and distribution of hand tools, construction materials, fertilizers, seeds, seedlings and plant material.
  • Distribution of materials to construct 8 252 family gardens in 193 communities and 52 districts of 11 municipalities.
  • Training of 8 252 families on issues related to seed varieties, planting methods, plant nutrition, crops, etc.
  • Development of a monitoring system: mapping and prioritization of geographical area and implementation of a geographic information system.
Impact:
  • 885 tonnes of green corn, 275 tonnes of Creole rice, 290 loads (36 250 kg) of Hartón plantain harvested.
  • An average of 15 USD per family saved owing to consumption of vegetables, allowing them to buy food and cover other household expenses.
  • Dependence on food aid decreased, local traditions promoted, communal bonds strengthened and diets diversified.