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Improving livelihood and resilience of affected population by the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire

Improving livelihood and resilience of affected population by the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire

Full title of the project:

Improving livelihood and resilience of affected population by the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire

Target areas:

Montagnes district

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 700 000
Implementation:
15/06/2012-14/07/2013
Project code:
OSRO/IVC/203/USA
Objective:

To improve the food security situation and livelihoods of the populations affected by the post-election crisis in the Montagnes district.

Key partners:

Non-governmental organizations and Agence Nationale de Développement Rural – decentralized services of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Beneficiaries reached:

A total of 41 628 vulnerable households (249 768 people) were reached jointly with the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department of the European Commission funding project OSRO/IVC/202/EC.

Activities implemented:
  • Carried out germination tests on delivered seeds by implementing partners to ensure quality of the seeds; nearly all rates exceeded 80 percent.
  • Distributed 41 628 agricultural kits, of which 40 076 for the main season and 1 552 vegetable kits for gardening.
  • Three types of kits were distributed for the main season: (i) upland rice production kit; (ii) lowland rice production kit; and (iii) maize production kit.
  • Carried out surveys to obtain updated data on indicators for the analysis of food security and nutrition in the country.
  • Developed picture boxes to have common tools to train beneficiaries on crop cultivation.
  • Conducted a global assessment of the impact of the various interventions on livelihoods and food security.
  • Developed two national and one regional Integrated Phase Classification analyses in the western region, as well as one Dynamic Atlas.
  • Provided training on technical itineraries by crop (upland and lowland rice, and maize).
Impact:
  • Contributed to plant a total area of 4 177.54 ha, which allowed to obtain a total production of 6 741.10 tonnes (upland and lowland rice, and maize); and of 646.64 for vegetable production.
  • Improved social cohesion among communities.
  • Increased the number of meals eaten per day per household: from 1.5 to three meals a day for children, and from one to 2.5 meals a day for adults.
  • Introduced quality seeds.
  • Beneficiaries earned additional income to meet their basic needs.