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Strengthening the food security coordination and building the resilience of agropastoral communities in Chad

Strengthening the food security coordination and building the resilience of agropastoral communities in Chad

Full title of the project:

Strengthening the food security coordination and building the resilience of agropastoral communities in the semi-arid areas of Bahr El Ghazel and in the conflict-affected areas of southern Chad

Target areas:

Bahr El Ghazel, Hadjer Lamis, Kanem, Lac and southern Chad

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 400 000
01/01/2014-31/03/2015
Project code:
OSRO/CHD/406/USA
Objective:

To strengthen the food security coordination at the national level, build the resilience of agropastoral communities in the semi-arid areas of Bahr El Ghazel, and provide adequate response in the conflict affected areas of southern Chad.

Key partners:

The government technical services and Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

4 060 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Participated in monthly cluster coordination meetings.
  • Produced and regularly shared reliable information on the food security and nutrition situation, along with threats and risks.
  • Formulated effective response analyses that guided relevant stakeholders in the response.
  • Conducted a needs assessment on the livelihoods of vulnerable households.
  • Distributed 104.4 kg of vegetable seeds to 600 beneficiary households.
  • Distributed 6 231 small ruminants to 1 228 beneficiary households.
  • Procured and distributed solar ovens and dryers, pumps and small transportation material to 600 beneficiaries.
  • Distributed 42 different types of veterinary products and equipment and 200 tonnes of animal feed to 2 060 households.
  • Sensitized and trained 1 950 beneficiaries on good agricultural practices, including on how to use the equipment distributed and animal health.
Impact:
  • Cultivated 40.6 ha of land and produced 453 tonnes of vegetables, of which 108.7 tonnes were used for household consumption and 344.3 tonnes were sold to generate income (over USD 360 per household).
  • Improved food security and nutrition.
  • Strengthened beneficiaries’ technical capacities.
  • Contributed to increasing their resilience.