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Restoration of fishers’ livelihoods in Cyclone Giri-affected areas in Myanmar

Restoration of fishers’ livelihoods in Cyclone Giri-affected areas in Myanmar

Full title of the project:

Restoration of fishers’ livelihoods in Cyclone Giri-affected areas

Target areas:

Myebon Township

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 455 359
Implementation:
29/11/2010-06/06/2011
Project code:
OSRO/MYA/004/CHA
Objective:

To restore the fisheries- and livestock-related livelihoods in the Cyclone Giri-affected area by re-establishing the production capacity of fishers, small-scale farmers and landless households.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, the International Rescue Committee, local authorities and local communities.

Beneficiaries reached:

2 520 households (15 120 persons, of whom 7 711 women and 2 167 children under five years of age).

Activities implemented:
  • Timely distribution of fishing gear and livestock kits for goat and pig rearing.
  • Provision of training on gear maintenance and animal husbandry to beneficiaries of the corresponding inputs.
Impact:
  • 460 sets of fishing gear, 750 goat-rearing kits and 900 pig-rearing kits provided to a total of 2 518 cyclone-affected households in 47 villages of Myebon Township.
  • Livelihood skills and practices improved through tailored trainings and provision of Information, Education and Communication materials.