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Emergency recovery support to restart livelihoods, income generation and food self-sufficiency and to build the resilience of small-scale rice- and corn-based farming communities in Leyte province of Region VIII severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Emergency recovery support to restart livelihoods, income generation and food self-sufficiency and to build the resilience of small-scale rice- and corn-based farming communities in Leyte province of Region VIII severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Full title of the project:

Emergency support to restart livelihoods, income generation and self-sufficiency and build resilience of Typhoon-affected farming communities in Region VIII

Target areas:

Region VIII

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 3 305 239
22/01/2014-31/03/2015
Project code:
OSRO/PHI/305/UK
Objective:

To restore the livelihoods of small-scale rice and corn farming communities severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte province of Region VIII through resumed agricultural production and income opportunities, and food self-sufficiency through diversification and alternative agricultural practices.

Key partners:

The Department of Agriculture, Local Government Units (LGUs), the International Labour Organization and Save the Children International.

Beneficiaries reached:

15 657 rice and corn farming households (approximately 78 285 people) and 87 community-based organizations (CBOs).

Activities implemented:
  • Cleared 2 535 ha of agricultural land of debris and damaged crops in preparation for the upcoming planting season.
  • Established 32 ha of contour farming sites using Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT).
  • Provided 15 657 farming households with vegetable, rice and corn seeds, fertilizers and post-harvest equipment, including 120-litre grain storage bins and drying nets. 
  • Distributed seedlings and root crop planting materials to 21 CBOs for the development of contour farming sites. 
  • Provided 55 CBOs with 250 large and small ruminants.
  • Trained 2 524 farmers on the use of agricultural inputs provided through season-long farmer field schools (FFS). 
  • Trained 609 farmers on the development and maintenance of contour farming sites. 
  • Organized Training of Trainers for 32 LGU representatives on conducting FFS on climate-smart agricultural practices.
  • Provided training on organic compost production to 230 beneficiary farmers.
Impact:
  • Supported rice and corn farmers in resuming agricultural activities and restoring their livelihoods.
  • Improved beneficiaries’ knowledge of innovative farming practices and technologies. 
  • Enabled beneficiaries to increase their household income through the production of high-value crops and compost. 
  • Contributed to increasing the sustainability of farming households’ livelihoods.
  • Contributed to the expansion of SALT sites and integration of resilience into local disaster risk reduction/management frameworks.