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Storage resilience for Typhoon Haiyan-affected rice farmers in Regions VI and VIII

Storage resilience for Typhoon Haiyan-affected rice farmers in Regions VI and VIII

Full title of the project:

Storage resilience for Typhoon Haiyan-affected rice farmers in Regions VI and VIII

Target areas:

Regions IVB, VI and VIII

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 2 502 503
01/11/2014-31/12/2015
Project code:
OSRO/PHI/410/NOR
Objective:

To reduce losses of grains and seeds stored on-farm, and assist farmers to be better prepared against typhoons and climate-related disasters.

Key partners:

Department of Agriculture and Local Government Units (LGUs).

Beneficiaries reached:

21 679 households (approximately 108 395 people) and 24 community-based organizations (CBOs).

Activities implemented:
  • Provided 16 600 households with seed drying nets (one per household).
  • Provided 24 CBOs with common service facilities as follows: six flatbed dryers to six CBOs; six multipurpose drying pavements to six CBOs; six auto-construction barns to six CBOs; and six mini rice threshers to six CBOs.
  • Provided 3 728 households with 200-litre plastic grain storage bins and 13 783 households with 120-litre bins (one per household).
  • Provided 4 168 households with 48-litre plastic grain storage bins (5 309 bins in total, at a ratio of one to two per household). Of these, 1 790 households also received hermetic bags.
  • Conducted trainings on: improved grain drying and storage technologies, post-harvest resilience through improved drying and storage systems, social marketing, and food storage and processing.
  • Distributed certified rice seeds and/or fertilizer to 3 154 households affected by Typhoon Koppu in 2015 (as a result of cost savings during the project).
Impact:
  • Helped to reduce quantitative losses during threshing, drying and storage of rice.
  • Contributed to increased milling yields and germination rates, as well as a reduction in the degradation of grain quality.
  • Ensured adherence to good post-harvest practices, knowledge transfer to other farmers in surrounding communities, and sustained demand for post-harvest technologies and services through trainings and workshops.
  • Sustainability plans developed by beneficiaries together with personnel from their corresponding LGU and other stakeholders will help to ensure that the project activities have the expected impact.