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Reducing the vulnerability of Afar pastoral and agropastoral communities to recurrent drought in Ethiopia

Reducing the vulnerability of Afar pastoral and agropastoral communities to recurrent drought in Ethiopia

Full title of the project:

Reducing the vulnerability of Afar pastoral and agropastoral communities to recurrent drought

Target areas:

Afar Region

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 714 005
Implementation:
01/01/2010-31/12/2010
Project code:
OSRO/ETH/909/NOR
Objective:

To reduce the vulnerability of Afar pastoral and agropastoral communities to drought and climate change through capacity building, the promotion of appropriate technologies and the rehabilitation of key ecological resources.

Key partners:

Afar Pastoral, Agricultural and Rural Development Bureau; Afar Water Works Construction Enterprise; Woreda Pastoral, Agricultural and Rural Development Offices and other regional and local authorities.

Beneficiaries reached:

19 669 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Provided livestock feed (multinutrient blocks and teff straw) to 2 646 households.
  • Distributed MNB production materials to MNB producer cooperatives.
  • Provided veterinary drugs, vaccines and cold chain equipment to regional authorities and private drug vendors;
  • Vaccinated almost 1.5 million small ruminants against peste des petits ruminants and sheep and goat pox.
  • Trained 372 community members, development agents, community animal health workers and private veterinary drug vendors.
Impact:
  • Protected valuable livelihood assets.
  • Increased the availability of milk in beneficiary households.
  • Strengthened local animal health service provision.
  • Contributed to the development of a sustainable supply of veterinary drugs.
  • Set up community-managed disaster risk reduction groups.
  • Designed and rehabilitated three livestock water points.
  • Rehabilitated a small-scale irrigation scheme.
  • Identified and mapped existing water points.