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Restoration of food security and livelihoods of vulnerable households in Sudan

Restoration of food security and livelihoods of vulnerable households in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Restoration of food security and livelihoods of vulnerable households in Darfur region, Sudan

Target areas:

Darfur

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 500 000
Implementation:
01/06/2010-31/03/2011
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/007/USA
Objective:

To restore the food security and livelihoods of vulnerable households in the Darfur region of the Sudan.

Key partners:

The state ministries of agriculture and animal resources, and non-governmental organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

98 368 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 248 tonnes of field crops (millet, sorghum and groundnut) to 31 130 households and 3.105 tonnes of assorted vegetable seeds and tools to 13 032 households.
  • Vaccinated 511 698 animals, belonging to 34 081 households, against epidemic diseases.
  • Provided training to 125 community animal health workers.
  • Supported the planting of 190 000 tree seedlings in deforested areas, along roadsides and in residential areas.
Impact:
  • The inputs provided under the project enabled the planting of 25 742 hectares of field crops, producing and estimated yield of 9.411 tonnes of cereal and 726 tonnes of vegetables.
  • The project’s vaccination and treatment activities and animal health training reduced the loss of livestock due to epidemic diseases and resulted in more healthy and productive animals.