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Pakistan Floods Emergency Response Plan 2010

Pakistan Floods Emergency Response Plan 2010

Full title of the project:

Pakistan Floods Emergency Response Plan 2010

Target areas:

Sindh province

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 5 848 523
Implementation:
19/10/2010-31/08/2011
Project code:
OSRO/PAK/013/CAN
Objective:

To provide early recovery agriculture and livestock inputs assistance for the restoration of agriculture-based livelihoods of food insecure vulnerable farming households in flood-affected areas of Pakistan.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Livestock and Dairy Development, National and Provincial Disaster Management Authorities, Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission and non-governmental organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

40 835 households

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 770 tonnes of rice seed, 11.4 tonnes of vegetable seeds, 1 386 tonnes of diammonium phosphate fertilizer and 3 080 tonnes of urea fertilizer to 30 800 farming households.
  • Distributed livestock packages consisting of 1 204.02 tonnes of animal compound feed and 10 035 packets (ten tablets in each packet) of de-wormer to 10 035 households.
  • Provided training to 9 543 households in improved crop production techniques, post-production processing and livestock management.
  • Conducted a detailed livelihood assessment of 9 000 households in 140 villages to measure recovery from floods, impact of interventions and unresolved issues for future programming.
  • Coordination efforts of the Agriculture (and later Food Security) Cluster, laying the foundation for rapidly and effectively reaching people, based on the most urgent and relevant needs.
Impact:
  • The crop inputs provided under the project increased beneficiaries’ access to rice and vegetables for household consumption and sale of surplus – the total value of yields was estimated at USD 425 per household.
  • The livestock input provided under the project kept livestock alive and productive and resulted in 90 percent of beneficiaries reporting a 50 percent increase in milk yield.