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Food security and agriculture preparedness and response in emergencies

Food security and agriculture preparedness and response in emergencies

Full title of the project:

Food security and agriculture preparedness and response in emergencies

Target areas:

Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Lakes, Northern Bahr El Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap States under the livestock component, while most states were targeted under the coordination component

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 500 000
Implementation:
01/09/2012-31/12/2012
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/205/USA
Objective:

To achieve increased productivity and resilience to food and nutrition security threats and/or emergencies among smallholder farming and herding communities in seven states.

Key partners:

State Ministries of Animal Resources and Fisheries, the Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany, AECOM and Abyei Community Action Development, as well as key Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Cluster stakeholders.

Beneficiaries reached:

19 600 households under the livestock component and 134 representatives from FSL Cluster partners under the coordination component.

Activities implemented:
  • Procured veterinary inputs to carry out vaccination campaigns against common animal diseases and deworming treatments, reaching 298 503 livestock.
  • Trained 25 community animal health workers (CAHWs) on administering cattle, sheep and goat vaccinations, as well as 15 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, CAHWs and fridge attendants on cold chain management.
  • Conducted four FSL Cluster coordination meetings and eight technical meetings at the national level, in addition to 23 coordination meetings at the state level.
  • Supported the maintenance of FSL Cluster staff who undertook day-to-day activities related to information collection, collation and analysis.
  • Designed a database for FSL partner 3W (who-does-what-where) information for gap analysis, identifying underserved areas, monitoring progress against planned interventions and supporting the production of information products.
  • Conducted three Integrated Food Security Phase Classification trainings, one FSL Cluster coordination training and refresher trainings on leadership, information management, partnership development and coordination.
Impact:
  • Strengthened animal health services.
  • Decreased livestock morbidity and mortality rates due to common animal diseases.
  • Improved animal disease monitoring, surveillance and reporting.
  • Increased participation of FSL Cluster partners and enabled them to be more aware of cross-cutting issues on emergency food security responses.
  • Enhanced coordination among FSL Cluster partners and enabled timely responses to emergencies, such as floods and animal disease outbreaks, which adversely affect food and livelihood assets of vulnerable households.