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Support to the most food insecurity prone populations affected by drought and current soaring food prices in Regional Africa

Support to the most food insecurity prone populations affected by drought and current soaring food prices in Regional Africa

Full title of the project:

Support to the most food insecurity prone populations in Djibouti and Eritrea affected by the drought and the current soaring food prices

Target areas:

Djibouti and Eritrea

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 605 347
Implementation:
24/11/2008-28/02/2010
Project code:
OSRO/RAF/814/ITA
Objective:

To secure a minimum food production capacity by supporting agriculture and livestock operations, providing agricultural inputs and basic training for the most vulnerable populations in order to mitigate the effects of the drought and soaring food prices.

Key partners:

Ministries of Agriculture (MoA), local authorities and l’Association Nationale des Femmes de Djibouti.

Beneficiaries reached:

24 000 direct households and 6 432 indirect beneficiaries.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed weaving tools to l’Association Nationale des Femmes de Djibouti in Hagande, including 4 pots, 12 boxes of dye and tools for sewing, and constructed an artisan storage unit in Arta.
  • Rehabilitated water-related infrastructure through the construction of two buried cisterns with hand pumps and four shallow wells for pastoralists, as well as installed a solar water pump system and provided borehole equipment.
  • Provided agricultural tools and equipment for water sources and boreholes.
  • Rehabilitated four small home gardens and two tree nurseries producing 14 000 fruit and fodder tree plants in Ali Sabieh and Obock.
  • Installed an incubator, to be used by the MoA in Eritrea.
  • Distributed 200 kg of Doxycycline, 2 000 litres of Enrofloxacin, 1 000 doses of Gumboro vaccine and 1 000 doses of Newcastle vaccine to ensure livestock health.
Impact:
  • Increased the food security of the project beneficiaries by providing additional water sources, benefiting agriculture and livestock.
  • Increased the production of fodder.
  • Strengthened the capacity of the MoA in Eritrea.
  • Improved the nutritional status and income of poor rural households in Eritrea through poultry production.
  • Diversified the livelihood of 40 women through rug weaving, improving their food security.