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Emergency support proposal for the immediate restoration of food production in Dominica after Hurricane Maria

Emergency support proposal for the immediate restoration of food production in Dominica after Hurricane Maria

Full title of the project:

Emergency support proposal for the immediate restoration of food production in Dominica after Hurricane Maria

Target areas:

Dominica

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 100 000
13/10/2017-31/01/2018
Project code:
OSRO/DMI/702/UK
Objective:

To rehabilitate crop production by ensuring the food security and nutrition of vulnerable populations most affected by Hurricane Maria.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Beneficiaries reached:

1 120 farming households (5 000 people).

Activities implemented:
  • Identified and selected beneficiary households.
  • Procured and provided 650 beneficiary households with vegetable seed kits (beans, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, lettuce, melons, onions and tomatoes) and herb seed kits (celery, chives, parsley and thyme).
  • Procured and provided 200 beneficiary households with hand tool kits (chainsaws, cutlasses, garden and hand forks, hand spades, hoes, pruning shears, sprayers, seedling trays and wheelbarrows).
  • Distributed sweet pepper and tomato seedlings to 150 beneficiary households and plastic drums for rainwater harvesting to 120 beneficiary households.
Impact:
  • Restored the production of a variety of crops thanks to the availability of seeds and tools.
  • Increased food availability and re-established farmers’ livelihoods, food security and nutrition.
  • Reinvigorated economic activity and recovered farmers’ income streams through the selling of surplus crop yields in local markets.