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Emergency food security and livelihoods support to targeted crisis-affected vulnerable residents, IDPs and refugees in Eastern Sudan

Emergency food security and livelihoods support to targeted crisis-affected vulnerable residents, IDPs and refugees in Eastern Sudan

Full title of the project:

Emergency food security and livelihoods support to targeted crisis-affected vulnerable residents, IDPs and refugees in Eastern Sudan (Red Sea state and Kassala)

Target areas:

Eastern Sudan

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 575 959
01/01/2008-30/06/2009
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/808/CHF
Objective:

To enhance the resilience of the rural livelihoods of vulnerable households.

Key partners:

The federal and State Ministries of Agriculture and Animal Resources, national and international NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

86 044 households

Activities implemented:
  • 237.7 tonnes of crop seeds (sorghum, maize, sesame and groundnut), 905.2 kg of vegetable seeds and various hand tools (hoes and sickles) were distributed to 42 484 households.
  • 267 515 animals belonging to 10 700 families were vaccinated against common livestock diseases (haemorrhagic septicaemia, blackquarter, peste des petits ruminants, etc.).
  • 164 313 animals belonging to 32 862 households benefited from curative treatment.
  • 115 community animal health workers (CAHWs) were trained and participated in the vaccination campaign.
  • 90 female-headed households received three goats each to re-stock their herds.
  • 15 HIV-affected households were trained in beekeeping and provided with beekeeping materials.
  • Training sessions were organized on a variety of topics (CAHW activities, beekeeping, livestock feed processing, small ruminant management, home gardening, extension, and agroprocessing) for 890 families.
Impact:
  • The beneficiaries of agricultural inputs were able to harvest almost 7 000 tonnes of crops and 967 tonnes of vegetables, with a total market value of nearly USD 5 million.
  • The livestock vaccination and curative services protected a key livelihood asset – animals – and improved nutrition and food security in the region by reducing the incidence of disease.
  • The households that received goats had increased the initial stock from 270 to 700 animals within a year.
  • By training pastoralists in livestock feed processing, the project enabled beneficiaries to maximize the nutritional value of locally available feed.
  • The training of 115 CAHWs has provided 35 villages with access to veterinary services.
  • The introduction of beekeeping for HIV-affected families has enabled them to become more involved in the food production cycle.