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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 Somalia

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 7 800 149
13/12/2017-30/06/2018
Project code:
OSRO/SOM/715/UK
Objective:

Ensure that contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) vaccines, veterinary drugs and equipment are in place in time to prevent a CCPP epidemic.

Key partners:

The Ministry of livestock in Somaliland, the Ministry of Livestock Forestry and Rangeland for the Federal Government of Somalia, Banadir Livestock Professional Association, Central Region’s Livestock Professional Association, South West Livestock Professional Association.

Beneficiaries reached:

374 034 vulnerable households.

Activities implemented:
  • Procured and prepositioned CCPP vaccine doses and veterinary medicines, ultimately vaccinating 14 027 352 goats and treating 3 068 472 animals belonging to 350 684 households.
  • Procured and distributed 1 500 tonnes of rangeland cubes to 15 000 households to provide supplementary feed to 250 000 animals.
  • Provided 18 750 severely food-insecure households (IPC Phases 3 and 4) with one cash payment amounting to a total of GBP 910 450.86 (USD 1 245 904).
  • Provided agricultural inputs comprised of 2.36 tonnes of assorted vegetable seeds, 98.5 tonnes of cowpea seeds, 32 tonnes of maize seeds and 123.75 tonnes of sorghum seeds to 9 850 households with 1 450 households also benefiting from 3 900 tractor hours for land preparation.
  • Trained 2 335 lead farmers on good agronomic practices, water usage and management, as well as post-harvest management.
  • Procured 250 collapsible water tanks able to supply 500 000 small ruminates daily.
Impact:
  • Contributed to improving household food security and nutrition, with beneficiaries reporting increased food consumption and improved food quality.
  • Protected crucial assets belonging to poor pastoral families who rely on few productive animals to meet their food needs and as a source of income.
  • Obtained an estimated production of approximately 46 875 tonnes of cereal.
  • Strengthened the livestock ministries’ veterinary departments monitoring capacity.
  • Protected goats that produce 1 893 692 litres of milk per day, enough to nourish 1 262 461 Somali mothers and children per day.