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Support for the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster and emergency assistance to farmers directly affected by Cyclone Chapala in Yemen

Support for the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster and emergency assistance to farmers directly affected by Cyclone Chapala in Yemen

Full title of the project:

Support to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster in Yemen and emergency assistance to farmers directly affected by Cyclone Chapala in Hadramaut and Shabwah governorates

Target areas:

Hadramaut and Shabwah

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 000 000
04/03/2016-31/03/2017
Project code:
OSRO/YEM/602/USA
Objective:

To ensure affected populations receive appropriate and sufficient food security solutions in times of emergency; increase efficiency and effectiveness of response through coordination of quality programming; and support farming households directly affected by Cyclone Chapala to recover their productive assets lost during the floods.

Key partners:

Yemeni Women’s Union, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and other relevant government bodies.

Beneficiaries reached:

4 650 households (32 550 people) and 112 participants.

Activities implemented:
  • Provided basic farming inputs composed of crop seeds (wheat, sorghum and sesame) and vegetable seeds (onion and tomato) to 4 650 most vulnerable and food insecure households in four affected districts in Hadramaut and Shabwah.
  • Procured and distributed 30 tonnes of sorghum to 1 500 households.
  • Procured and distributed 50 tonnes of wheat seeds and 37.5 tonnes of urea fertilizers to 625 households.
  • Procured and distributed 2 000 cans of 500 g of onion Bafotaim seeds to 1 000 households.
  • Procured and distributed 1 000 cans of 1 000 tomato seeds to 1 000 households.
  • Procured and distributed 10.5 tonnes of sesame seeds to 525 households.
  • Conducted a two-day training on nutrition sensitization for 32 people (16 per training).
  • Conducted three two-day trainings on packing and storing seeds, agricultural crop rotation and application of manure for 80 people.
  • Disseminated leaflets on soil and water conservation techniques.
Impact:
  • Cultivated 1 200 ha of land for sorghum, 600 ha for wheat and urea fertilizers, 350 ha for onion Bafotaim seeds and 250 ha for tomato seeds.
  • Enabled farmers affected by Cyclone Chapala to produce their own food and to no longer depend on food aid rations.
  • Motivated farmers to apply soil and water conservation techniques.
  • Promoted the use of improved storage facilities.
  • Increased farmers’ awareness on nutrition.
  • Improved the production of agricultural crops.