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Restoring agricultural livelihood productive assets of IDPs, returnees and vulnerable host families in northeastern Nigeria

Restoring agricultural livelihood productive assets of IDPs, returnees and vulnerable host families in northeastern Nigeria

Full title of the project:

Restoring agricultural livelihood productive assets of IDPs, returnees and vulnerable host families in northeastern Nigeria

Target areas:

Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 121 076
27/09/2016-31/12/2017
Project code:
OSRO/NIR/606/IRE
Objective:

To restore the agriculture-based livelihoods of IDPs, returnees and vulnerable host communities through the provision of quality agricultural inputs.

Key partners:

Borno, Adamawa and Yobe State Ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the World Food Programme.

Beneficiaries reached:

16 000 households and 900 women who benefited from the provision of goats.

Activities implemented:
  • Identified and selected beneficiaries and implementing partners.
  • Carried out training on the risk of unexploded ordnances and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) while farming.
  • Provided 3 000 households with 35.46 tonnes of vegetable seeds, 75 tonnes of fertilizers and 400 waterpumps for the 2016/17 dray season, and 8 000 households with 22 tonnes of maize seeds, 16 tonnes of millet, 14.4 tonnes of sorghum, 60 tonnes of cowpea seeds and 200 tonnes of fertilizers for the 2017 rainy season.
  • Provided 900 female beneficiaries with 3 600 goats and cash transfers (USD 60.00) to purchase animal feed and veterinary supply.
  • Vaccination of 50 000 cattle belonging to 5 000 households.
Impact:
  • Produced an estimated 14 454 tonnes of vegetables, 1 856 tonnes of maize, 1 832 tonnes of millet and 729.7 tonnes of sorghum.
  • Allowed beneficiaries to generate USD 35.60 and USD 41.80 from selling part of the cereal and vegetables produced, respectively.
  • Improved animal health.
  • Improved overall agricultural productivity and production.
  • Increased availability of productive assets among vulnerable families.
  • Improved food security indicators among beneficiary households.