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Restoring and improving household food security and livelihoods in Darfur

Restoring and improving household food security and livelihoods in Darfur

Full title of the project:

Restoring and improving household food security and livelihoods in Darfur

Target areas:

West Darfur State

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 000 000
Implementation:
01/06/2011-30/04/2012
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/109/CHF
Objective:

To restore and improve the food security and livelihoods of 4 041 returnee and other vulnerable households (24 245 people) in West Darfur State and assess the needs of returnees in South and North Darfur States.

Key partners:

State Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries, State Ministry of Agriculture, Fellowship for African Relief, Future for Community Development, Sudanese Peace Humanitarian Organization, Save the Children/Sweden, Mubadiroon Organization.

Beneficiaries reached:

4 041 returnee and other vulnerable households (24 245 people) in West Darfur State.

Activities implemented:
  • Provided 795 returnee and vulnerable host community families with goats and donkeys.
  • Constructed five livelihood centres and provided 14 self-help groups (280 households) with equipment and training in oil processing and cheese making in addition to bookkeeping and centre management.
  • Provided preventive and curative veterinary services to livestock in high risk areas through a community-based delivery system.
  • Provided agricultural inputs (seeds, tools and irrigation equipment) to 3 128 households, as well as training in appropriate cultivation practices, pest and disease control, and operation and maintenance of treadle and motorized water pumps.
  • Provided training of trainers to 826 mostly female-headed households in environmental protection and the manufacturing of fuel efficient stoves.
Impact:
  • The project helped to improve food and livelihoods security through the protection of assets, increased income opportunities and improved diets.
  • Focus group discussions with farmers indicated that the high quality seeds and tools distributed assisted them to cultivate additional land and increase vegetable crop yields.