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Emergency assistance to address the 2011/2012 severe crop failure

Emergency assistance to address the 2011/2012 severe crop failure

Full title of the project:

Emergency assistance to address the 2011/2012 severe crop failure

Target areas:

19 districts in the regions of Central River (North and South), Lower River, North Bank, Upper River and West Coast region

USD 800 000
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To contribute to: (i) mitigate the impact of food shortages on households' food security; (ii) reduce the cases of malnutrition and depletion of assets; and (iii) prevent the population from resorting to negative coping mechanisms.

Key partners:

The Department of Agriculture and the Animal Health and Production Services.

Beneficiaries reached:

89 828 people, including 85 328 livestock farmers, 2 000 herders and 2 590 vegetable producers.

Activities implemented:
  • Procured and distributed 1 104 kg of vegetable seeds (bitter tomatoes, butternut squash, cabbage, carrot, eggplant, lettuce, okra, onion and pepper) and 150 tonnes of fertilizer (50 tonnes of urea and 100 tonnes of NPK 15-15-15) to 2 590 vegetable producers.
  • Procured and distributed 150 tonnes of livestock feed supplement, 250 000 doses of livestock vaccines (against Newcastle disease) and 50 000 doses of livestock drugs to 87 238 livestock farmers and herders.
  • Enhanced productive capacity of beneficiaries.
  • Improved access to high quality seeds and inputs.
  • Increased agricultural production and productivity in communal gardens by 40 percent.
  • Enabled beneficiaries to generate income by selling their products.
  • Improved overall household food security in identified project areas.
  • Increased the availability of vegetables in local markets.
  • Vaccinated an estimated 5 percent of the total domestic poultry population against Newcastle disease.
  • Contributed to improve the overall health status of small ruminants and poultry.