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Emergency livelihood assistance to support flood-affected vulnerable farmers in Pakistan

Emergency livelihood assistance to support flood-affected vulnerable farmers in Pakistan

Full title of the project:

Emergency livelihood assistance to support flood-affected vulnerable farmers in Sindh Province, Pakistan

Target areas:

Badin, Mipurkhas and Thatta districts

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 4 764 303
Implementation:
18/11/2011-30/11/2012
Project code:
OSRO/PAK/107/AUL
Objective:

To restore agriculture livelihoods of resource poor, food-insecure vulnerable farming households affected by the floods in Badin, Mirpurkas and Thatta districts of the Sindh Province in Pakistan.

Key partners:

Government authorities, Ministry of Food Security and Research, Department of Agriculture, National Disaster Management Authority, Plan International and National Rural Support Programme.

Beneficiaries reached:

A total of 245 000 vulnerable people, including 117 600 women and 36 750 children.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed sunflower packages that included 2 kg of sunflower seeds, 50 kg of urea and 50 kg of DAP fertilizers to the 35 000 beneficiary households.
  • Distributed rice packages to 3 750 beneficiary families, including 25 kg of rice seed, 100 kg of urea and 50 kg of DAP fertilizers, along with 500 g vegetable seed kits (100 g of okra, 75 g of brinjal, 75 g of sponge gourd, 75 g of bitter gourd, 75 g of pumpkin, 50 g of cucumber and 50 g of carrot).
  • Distributed wheat packages containing 50 kg of wheat seed, 50 kg of DAP, 50 kg of Urea and 500 g of assorted vegetable seeds to 2 150 beneficiary households.
  • Trained beneficiaries on land preparation and good agricultural practices for production and processing, including better crop production and management techniques for improved cultivation and yield.
Impact:
  • Strengthened the production capacity of beneficiaries for wheat, sunflower, rice and vegetables through training on good agricultural practices and the provision of agriculture inputs.
  • Increased the bargaining power of beneficiaries by establishing market linkages.
  • Produced 489 kg of sunflower, generating revenues of PKR 24 700 per household and 1 972 kg of rice, generating revenues of PKR 12 800 per household.
  • Contributed to improving the food and nutrition security of targeted households.