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Immediate Restoration of Food Security in Flood-affected Philippines

Immediate Restoration of Food Security in Flood-affected Philippines

Full title of the project:

Immediate Restoration of Food Security in Flood-affected Region IV-A (CALABARZON) through the Provision of Agriculture and Fisheries Inputs and Technical Support

Target areas:

Rizal, Laguna, Quezon, Batangas and Cavite provinces

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 857 740
Implementation:
11/01/2010-17/05/2011
Project code:
OSRO/PHI/902/SPA
Objective:

To restore the agriculture- and fisheries-based livelihoods and strengthen the food security of 10 406 of the most-affected farmers in Region IV-A through the provision of agricultural and fisheries inputs and technical assistance.

Key partners:

The Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council and various local government units.

Beneficiaries reached:

11 289 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Procured and distributed over 2.6 tonnes of assorted high value vegetable crop seeds to 7 629 farming households.
  • Provided 1 140 does, 110 bucks, 1 638 piglets, 40 tonnes of pig feed and 37.8 litres of dewormer (for goats) to 1 397 households.
  • Provided approximately 8.2 million tilapia fingerlings, 123 000 milkfish fingerlings and 9 800 kg of seaweed seedlings to 2 263 households.
Impact:
  • The crop inputs distributed under the project enabled each family to cultivate 0.25 ha of land.
  • As a result of the livestock inputs, each beneficiary family was able to generate an average annual income of PHP 3 675 from the sale of fattened pigs and PHP 8000 from the sale of goat kids.
  • The seedlings distributed under the project are expected to add an incremental production of 2 184.19 tonnes of tipalia, 49.2 tonnes of milkfish and 117.6 tonnes of seaweed to the region’s aquaculture sub-sector.