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Strengthening Agriculture Sector - Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Building Coordination in Ethiopia

Strengthening Agriculture Sector - Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Building Coordination in Ethiopia

Full title of the project:

Strengthening Agriculture Sector - Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Building Coordination

Target areas:

Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ and Tigray Regions

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 425 000
01/03/2013-31/12/2013
Project code:
OSRO/ETH/301/USA
Objective:

To strengthen Disaster Risk Management Agriculture Task Forces (DRM ATFs) in order to improve the management and coordination of agriculture- and livelihood-related disasters in Ethiopia.

Key partners:

Early Warning and Response Coordination Case Team of the Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector at federal and regional levels, regional DRM-ATFs, Regional Bureaus of Agriculture, and zonal and woreda Agriculture Offices.

Beneficiaries reached:

DRM-ATF members directly and smallholder farmers and pastoralist communities indirectly.

Activities implemented:
  • Brought together key actors in the agriculture sector, including line ministries, United Nations agencies, NGOs and donors through DRM-ATF meetings.
  • Coordinated agriculture sector drought response and comprehensive disaster risk management activities through monthly DRM-ATF meetings and discussion fora.
  • Supported the preparation of meeting agendas and the circulation of minutes including information on weather and climate change, food and livestock price trends, agriculture and livelihood response updates, regional DRM-ATF updates, discussion fora issues and recommendations.
  • Prepared and shared four briefing papers that focused on crop, water, pasture and livestock conditions, weather, market prices and ongoing activities.
  • Collected an agriculture and livelihood interventions response update from each DRM-ATF member on a monthly and quarterly basis and a mapping of who is doing what and where was prepared and shared.
  • Supported belg and meher rains assessments in Afar, Somali and Tigray Regions through the provision of vehicles and experts to assist the Government-led agriculture needs assessments.
Impact:
  • Contributed to improved coordination of agriculture and livelihood interventions for drought and flood responses at federal and regional levels.
  • Strengthened the DRM-ATF, which facilitated information sharing on agriculture-related threats and hazards, coordination and joint assessments, and improved response to disasters.
  • Improved DRM-ATF members’ knowledge on disaster and humanitarian response and disaster risk management good practices, which were shared widely among members.
  • Contributed to food and nutrition security, and enhanced resilience building of the vulnerable smallholder farmer and pastoralist communities in the country.