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Emergency food production support to poor families in the West Bank & Gaza Strip

Emergency food production support to poor families in the West Bank & Gaza Strip

Full title of the project:

Emergency food production support to poor families in the Gaza Strip

Target areas:

Gaza City, Beit Hanoun, Deir al Balah (Wadi Salqa) and Rafah.

Donor:
Contribution:
USD 400 000
Implementation:
05/07/2010-05/03/2011
Project code:
OSRO/GAZ/007/BEL
Objective:

To provide immediate livelihoods relief to poor and vulnerable families in urban and semi-rural areas through the provision of agricultural inputs and technical support to develop and demonstrate simple household garden and aquaculture systems for vegetable and fish production.

Key partners:

A local non-governmental organization, Economic and Social Development Center, and four local women’s associations.

Beneficiaries reached:

569/593 households, (approximately 3 699 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Provided training on fish cultivation and improved home gardening and rooftop garden practices to beneficiaries.
  • Distributed inputs for backyard garden construction, including composted organic fertilizer, agricultural tools, drip irrigation networks and seedlings.
  • Distributed inputs for rooftop garden construction, including fish tank, pipes, irrigation networks, 60 fingerlings, electric pumps, filters, fish fodder and winter vegetable seedlings and seeds.
Impact:
  • Beneficiaries were able to increase the amount of nutritious food available for household consumption.
  • Beneficiaries’ income increased as a result of being able to sell surplus foods at the local market.