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Emergency assistance to support the agricultural livelihood recovery of affected families in the outer islands of Tuvalu

Emergency assistance to support the agricultural livelihood recovery of affected families in the outer islands of Tuvalu

Full title of the project:

Emergency assistance to support the agricultural livelihood recovery of affected families in the outer islands of Tuvalu

Target areas:

Nui, Nukulaelae and Nanumanga islands.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 129 345
05/08/2015-30/12/2016
Project code:
OSRO/TUV/501/AUL
Objective:

To increase resilience and restore the food security of cyclone-affected households in the outer islands of Tuvalu.

Key partners:

Department of Agriculture (DoA), Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment and Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

Beneficiaries reached:

95 households and 85 trainees.

Activities implemented:
  • Renovated and restocked three community nurseries in Nui, Nanumanga and Nukulaelae with planting materials.
  • Supplied the main government nursery in Funafuti with improved varieties of planting materials imported from SPC’s Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees.
  • Prepared nursery management training materials.
  • Trained DoA officers, casual workers and kapule community members on nursery management and plant propagation.
  • Collected seedlings and plant cuttings for propagation from other islands and organized import of seeds and planting materials.
  • Procured nursery equipment, planting materials and supplies.
  • Delivered 6 000 tissue culture plantlets in three batches.
  • Propagated and distributed 2 003 improved planting materials, including climate-resilient varieties with proven demonstrable salt- and drought-tolerant traits.
  • Conducted participatory rural appraisal and identified Cyclone Pam-affected households for crop and livestock production assistance.
  • Distributed planting and fencing materials, compost, fertilizers and small-hand tools to 35 households.
  • Distributed fencing materials to 60 households to repair damaged piggery fences.
  • Trained 70 participants on propagation, transplanting, crop and tree planting, farm management and animal husbandry.
  • Conducted two workshops for 15 participants on institutional analysis for disaster risk management (DRM) in the main island of Funafuti.
  • Developed new emergency preparedness framework guidelines for staff training.
Impact:
  • Increased cyclone-affected households’ resilience.
  • Sustained the food security and nutritional status of communities in light of climate change and other threats like pests and diseases.
  • Revived households’ destroyed food gardens.
  • Enabled households to grow and produce food crops.
  • Strengthened technical and operational capacities of DoA and key stakeholders to better prepare for, and respond to, natural disasters.
  • Increased understanding of DRM concepts in agriculture at policy and implementation levels.