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Integrated food security, nutrition, health, WASH and livelihoods response to the drought in Somalia

Integrated food security, nutrition, health, WASH and livelihoods response to the drought in Somalia

Full title of the project:

Integrated food security, nutrition, health, WASH and livelihoods response to the drought in Somalia

Target areas:

Puntland, Somaliland, Central and Southern regions of Somalia

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 2 500 000
17/01/2017-28/02/2018
Project code:
OSRO/SOM/701/UK
Objective:

To provide rapid support to the most vulnerable rural households to help them make it through the harsh dry months of Jilaal.

Key partners:

Ministry of Livestock and Animal Husbandry in Puntland and Ministry of Agriculture Development in Somaliland.

Beneficiaries reached:

688 185 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Provided 3.5 monthly cash transfer payments (amounting to USD 4 697 803) to 19 150 households in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification 3 and 4.
  • Provided 3.5 monthly unconditional cash transfers (amounting to USD 1 072 106) to 3 637 households unable to participate in cash-for-work (CFW) projects.
  • Protected 17 957 450 animals belonging to 448 936 households across Somalia against various diagnosed animal diseases.
  • Protected 574 236 sheep and goats belonging to 42 400 households across Somalia through supplementary animal feed.
  • Vaccinated 5 892 205 sheep and goats belonging to 147 305 households against peste des petits ruminants and sheep and goat pox.
  • Trained 40 community-based animal health workers (CBAHWs) on basic animal health services and provided a start-up veterinary kit containing basic veterinary medicine.
  • Provided existing agro-vet shops with veterinary medicine and linked the 40 CBAHWs to the agro-vets for continued supply of veterinary medicine.
  • Procured and distributed 68 tonnes of molasses/urea mineral blocks for 254 236 sheep and goats belonging to 26 400 households.
  • Distributed 2 000 tonnes of nutrient-dense range cubes for 320 000 sheep and goats belonging to 16 000 households.
  • Distributed 30.5 tonnes of assorted fodder seeds to 3 667 riverine households to plant on 3 667 ha of land.
  • Distributed 44 tonnes of maize seeds, 200.5 tonnes of cowpea seeds, 267.75 tonnes of sorghum seeds, 4 812 tonnes of assorted vegetable seeds and 561 684 hermetic storage bags to 20 050 agropastoral rainfed and riverine farming households during the Deyr 2017 or Gu 2018 cropping seasons.
  • Supported 3 580 rainfed households with 10 740 tractor tillage hours.
  • Distributed 45 000 hermetic storage bags, 3 000 sisal twines and 6 000 tarpaulin sheets to 3 000 riverine households to protect seeds and grain stocks from water damage.
  • Trained 3 208 people on fall armyworm surveillance and monitoring, and equipped 210 villages with moth traps and pheromone lures to facilitate surveillance efforts.
  • Identified 90 open river breakages and closed 47 breached river embankments.
  • Rehabilitated 105 water catchments and 12 canals.
Impact:
  • Increased water storage capacity by 746 535 m³ – enough to water 211 730 animals for three months during the dry season.
  • Facilitated the irrigation of 5 112 ha of farmland, benefiting 3 408 farmers.
  • Produced 22 002 tonnes of dry fodder (6 tonnes of dry fodder per ha), enough to feed 60 279 sheep or goats for 12 months.
  • Harvested 40 345 tonnes of cereals, enough to feed 597 704 people for six months before the next harvest.
  • Enabled beneficiaries to grow a nutritious food basket comprising maize, sorghum, cowpea and vegetables within three months.