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Emergency support to winter wheat production in the Syrian Arab Republic

Emergency support to winter wheat production in the Syrian Arab Republic

Full title of the project:

Emergency support to winter wheat production in the Syrian Arab Republic

Target areas:

Aleppo, Al-Hasakeh, Hama and Idleb governorates

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 689 655
18/11/2013-30/09/2014
Project code:
OSRO/SYR/308/ITA
Objective:

Improve the food security, livelihood and nutrition conditions of vulnerable households living in crisis-affected areas through the provision of cereal seeds.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, Federation of Syrian Chambers of Agriculture and Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

Beneficiaries reached:

2 756 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 449 tonnes of wheat seeds (349 tonnes of irrigated wheat and 100 tonnes of rainfed wheat) to 1 796 households.
  • Distributed 240 tonnes of barley seeds to 960 households.
  • Provided training to 1 133 farmers in the framework of FAO’s 2013/14 winter cereal campaign programme, covering topics such as anti-rust techniques, weeding, harvesting and marketing crops.
Impact:
  • Crisis-affected households harvested an average of 1.8 tonnes/ha – enough to cover the cereal needs of a family of seven people for one year.
  • Each farmer is also expected to have produced around 3 tonnes of fodder/straw, enabling them to feed their animals during winter.
  • The sale of surplus production allowed families to generate additional income to cover expenses and buy new agricultural inputs for the following season.