Country information

La nueva app

Descargue ya!

Búsqueda de proyectos

País Donante
País Receptor
Dispatch date

Síguenos en

Emergency support to promote household food security and early recovery of sustainable livelihoods in the Philippines

Emergency support to promote household food security and early recovery of sustainable livelihoods in the Philippines

Full title of the project:

Emergency support to promote household food security and early recovery of sustainable livelihoods of small-scale coconut farmers severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Target areas:

Region VIII

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 2 168 257
25/03/2014-15/02/2016
Project code:
OSRO/PHI/404/NZE
Objective:

To restore resilient livelihoods of small-scale coconut farmers and improve food security and nutrition at household and community level through intercropping, climate-resilient coconut-based farming systems, livestock integration and promotion of community-based processing and value-adding enterprises.

Key partners:

Department of Agriculture and Local Government Units (LGUs).

Beneficiaries reached:

4 000 households (20 000 people) and 72 community-based organizations (CBOs).

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 1 119 bags of certified rice seeds to 1 221 households and 588 bags of corn seeds to 654 households, along with fertilizers.
  • Distributed planting materials (13 650 cassava stalks, 4 980 kg of ginger and 6 250 abaca plantlets) and 489 bags of fertilizer among 271 households.
  • Provided 4 000 households with post-harvest equipment and basic household production packages (vegetable seeds and fertilizer).
  • Distributed 113 carabaos, 27 cattle, 250 goats, 1 086 chickens and 150 piglets (along with starter and grower feed) among 720 households, and provided veterinary kits to nine LGUs.
  • Provided animal-drawn farm implements to 113 households (carabao beneficiaries), and large farm machinery and small farming tools to 71 CBOs.
  • Established five nurseries and 15 contour farming sites using Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT), and provided CBOs in these sites with seeds, planting materials and tools to initiate production.
  • Conducted trainings on: crop care and management; nursery establishment; climate-smart farmer field schools; livestock; seed production; establishment and management of SALT sites; value-addition; and entrepreneurship and asset building.
  • Distributed certified rice seeds, vegetable seeds and/or fertilizer to an additional 9 421 households affected by Typhoons Hagupit, Koppu and Melor in 2015 (as a result of cost savings during the project).
Impact:
  • Contributed to restoring agricultural production by providing alternative coconut-based farming livelihoods.
  • Reduced beneficiaries’ expenses related to production and post-harvest activities, increasing their savings and reducing debt.
  • Enabled greater crop diversification through intercropping of several vegetables, root crops and corn.
  • Increased beneficiaries’ awareness of potential hazards in their communities, and increased preparedness for future disasters by equipping them with the skills necessary to prevent losses and reduce risks.