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Enhancement of food security and livelihoods of vulnerable households in Sudan

Enhancement of food security and livelihoods of vulnerable households in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Enhancement of food security and livelihoods of vulnerable households in the three protocol areas (Abyei, South Kordofan and Blue Nile) in Sudan

Target areas:

South Kordofan and Blue Nile

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 500 000
01/01/2013-31/03/2014
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/304/USA
Objective:

To improve, protect and sustain food security and livelihoods of the vulnerable conflict-affected households in the target areas.

Key partners:

The federal and state Ministries of Agriculture, the Ministry of Animal Resources, NGOs, local authorities and community leaders.

Beneficiaries reached:

76 339 beneficiaries.

Activities implemented:
  • Provided 25 000 households with agriculture support services, including training of farmers on vegetable production and supported them with winter season legume and vegetable seeds, grass fodder seeds and small-scale irrigation units.
  • Produced 1 560 tonnes of legumes and 1 005 tonnes of vegetables.
  • Supported 40 000 livestock-dependent households with the vaccination and treatment of 1 000 000 animals, rehabilitation of three diagnostic laboratories, the training of 125 pastoralists and agropastoralists on fodder preservation and storage, and the training of 90 community animal health workers on the management of cost-recovery veterinary drugs.
  • Established four community nurseries and produced and distributed 50 000 tree seedlings, ultimately supporting 10 000 households.
  • Trained 400 women on the use of fuel-efficient stoves, trained 70 trainers of trainers on environmental protection and formed or reactivated 50 village committees to promote environmental protection.
  • Provided 289 women-headed households with donkeys, donkey carts and training for income diversification.
  • Supplied 750 women-headed pastoralist and agropastoralist households with small ruminants and training on improved animal husbandry practices.
Impact:
  • Improved the food security situation and allowed the population to be less dependent on food aid.
  • Reduced mortality rates and disease outbreaks and increased milk and meat production through improving livestock conditions, allowing beneficiaries to sell surplus to meet family needs.
  • Assisted in the reforestation of degraded lands in the Sudan.
  • Contributed to the diversification and sustainability of beneficiaries’ food security through the training of beneficiaries on various livelihood and income-generating activities.