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Restoring agricultural livelihoods in conflict-affected areas in the Philippines

Restoring agricultural livelihoods in conflict-affected areas in the Philippines

Full title of the project:

Restoring agricultural livelihoods in conflict-affected areas in Maguindanao province of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao

Target areas:

Maguindanao province in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 2 718 747
17/06/2011-30/09/2014
Project code:
OSRO/PHI/101/NZE
Objective:

To improve the food security of the most vulnerable internally displaced and flood-affected farming households of Maguindanao province.

Key partners:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.

Beneficiaries reached:

25 802 households (approximately 129 010 people).

Activities implemented:
  • Provided 12 840 rice farmers with 256.8 tonnes of certified rice seeds, 25 680 packets of vegetable seeds, fertilizers and hand tools. Of these, 2 910 households also received 291 plough and harrow sets and 29 100 fruit tree seedlings.
  • Provided 9 157 corn farmers with 113.5 tonnes of corn seeds, 18 314 packets of vegetable seeds, fertilizers and hand tools. Of these, 2 822 households also received 285 plough and harrow sets and 28 220 fruit tree seedlings.
  • Provided 1 087 households with 2 393 goats (2 174 does and 219 bucks).
  • Provided 1 506 households with 11 388 mallard ducks, 2 352 packets of vegetable seeds, 1 176 bags of fertilizer and 5 880 fruit tree seedlings.
  • Provided 612 fishers with 29 sets of floating fish cages (four cages per set), 290 000 tilapia fingerlings, 230 bags of tilapia feed, 29 wooden boats, 760 packets of vegetable seeds, 360 bags of fertilizer and 1 800 fruit tree seedlings.
  • Provided 580 fishers with 480 sets of 100 m gill nets and 360 packets of vegetable seeds.
  • Distributed one fish trap to a group of 20 fishing households, along with two packets of vegetable seeds per household.
  • Trained beneficiaries on: rice and corn production; seed production and certification; care for and management of livestock; community-based disaster risk reduction and management; gender equality and women’s empowerment; and skills for income-generating activities (focused primarily on women).
Impact:
  • Restored beneficiaries’ agriculture-based livelihoods, enabling them to produce nutritious food for household consumption and generate additional income.
  • Increased rice and corn farmer beneficiaries’ yield by 23 percent.
  • Enabled beneficiaries with backyard vegetable gardens to cultivate more land, earn more income and increase their yield by 28 percent through the provision of quality seeds.
  • Enabled small-scale fishers to increase their average daily catch by 75 percent using the inputs provided, increasing their monthly income by an average of 75 percent.
  • Raised beneficiaries’ awareness of the importance of sustainable agriculture and sound environmental management.
  • Increased women’s involvement in agriculture and food-based income-generating activities, enabling them to gradually pay their debts and send their children to school.