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Technical coordination and support to reduce the impacts of El Niño and La Niña on the livelihoods, food security and nutrition of vulnerable households in Ethiopia

Technical coordination and support to reduce the impacts of El Niño and La Niña on the livelihoods, food security and nutrition of vulnerable households in Ethiopia

Full title of the project:

Technical coordination and support to reduce the impacts of El Niño and La Niña on the livelihoods, food security and nutrition of vulnerable households in Ethiopia

Target areas:

Oromia Region, Somali Region and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 950 000
01/09/2016-30/11/2017
Project code:
OSRO/ETH/609/USA
Objective:

To improve coordinated emergency response to the El Niño-induced crisis and protect the livelihood of farmers, pastoralists and agropastoralists affected by El Niño and La Niña.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Crop Science Society of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute, Ethiopian Society of Animal Production, Ethiopian Somali Region Bureau of Water Resource Development, the Plant Protection Society of Ethiopia, and Zeleman Communications Advertising and Production.

Beneficiaries reached:

All stakeholders in the agriculture sector emergency response in Ethiopia.

Activities implemented:
  • Regularly shared information and mapped interventions to optimize complementarity of interventions, collaboration and accountability to affected populations and to avoid overlaps.
  • Analyzed regional decision-making processes.
  • Supported ongoing coordination initiatives, including establishing a monitoring system for federal and regional meetings.
  • Ensured that regular Disaster Risk Management Agricultural Task Force coordination meetings at federal, regional and zonal levels were coordinated to inform each other.
  • Trained the Government and other partners on how to conduct various types of agriculture sector assessments to enable them to gain valuable information and data.
  • Assessed technical gaps and conducted training of trainers to ensure capacity was built at a regional level to support assessments and ensure their quality and timeliness.
  • Assessed coordination needs and equipped the Government and other partners with relevant technical tools, standards and guidelines.
Impact:
  • Enhanced availability of information for timely and effective decision-making and contingency planning.
  • Strengthened federal and regional coordination and linkages for harmonized emergency response and recovery.
  • Enhanced technical capacity building.