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Resilience Programme

Resilience Programme

Full title of the project:

Resilience Programme

Target areas:

Gedo, Hiraan and Mudug regions

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 11 787 349
01/10/2013-31/10/2017
Project code:
OSRO/SOM/309/UK
Objective:

To empower at-risk households to anticipate, resist, absorb and recover from external pressures and shocks in a timely and efficient manner and in ways that preserve integrity and do not deepen vulnerability.

Key partners:

United Nations International Children’s Fund, World Food Programme.

Beneficiaries reached:

381 306 households (2 287 836 people).

Activities implemented:
  • Provided 20 292 beneficiary households with 557 tonnes of quality farming inputs including 158 tonnes of maize, 192 tonnes of sorghum and 207 tonnes of cowpea seeds, and 490 tonnes of urea and 1 710 tonnes of DAP fertilizers.
  • Distributed 22 380 hermetic storage bags and 360 kg of assorted vegetable seed during the 2017 gu harvest.
  • Transferred timely cash vouchers to 11 169 beneficiary households across 12 districts amounting to USD 2 842 683, in return for labour rehabilitating productive infrastructure.
  • Facilitated rehabilitation infrastructure through cash-for-work activities, including nine irrigation canals and 88 water catchments (with a water storage capacity of 525 736 m3).
  • Constructed two new irrigation canals, two pump houses, canal intake points, division boxes, vehicle and animal crossings along canals in Hamare and Sadhumay villages in the Dollow district.
  • Provided timely vaccinations against pest des petits ruminants (PPR), sheep and goat pox (SGP) and contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) for 12 840 690 animals belonging to approximately 345 940 beneficiary households.
  • Established 120 agropastoral field schools engaging 3 810 beneficiary households in the Iskushuban and Dollow districts.
  • Trained 2 000 lead farmers in good agricultural practices, water usage and management and post-harvest practices.
  • Trained 95 community animal health workers in basic animal health services and disease surveillance and provided each with veterinary start-up kits containing drugs and animal husbandry tools.
Impact:
  • Enhanced access to quality agricultural inputs by vulnerable farmers.
  • Improved food security through the production of approximately 43 000 tonnes of cereals, feeding approximately 318 500 people over a 12-month period.
  • Contributed to minimizing post-harvest losses through the provision of focused training as well as hermetic bags to properly store harvested grains, thereby enhancing food security.
  • Contributed to milk and meat production through the production of 1 200 tonnes of fodder feeding approximately 3 287 sheep/goats for 12 months.
  • Boosted vulnerable farmers’ income through the sale of farmers’ surplus produce and fodder and the offering of animal health services by trained animal health workers.
  • Enabled cash-for-work beneficiaries to afford their most pressing needs, including food.
  • Increased water storage capacity benefiting 150 467 animals for three months during dry periods.
  • Increased irrigation water availability benefiting 282 farming households.
  • Enhanced the availability of irrigation water to an expected 450 ha of riverine farms which will produce an estimated 1 200 tonnes of cereals per season, enough to feed 8 900 people in 12 months.
  • Enhanced protective immunity against CCPP, SGP and PPR to vaccinated sheep and goats, averting potential losses to production, livelihoods and food security as well as saving beneficiaries over USD 624 million in livestock replacement costs.