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Support livestock-based livelihoods of the vulnerable population in the occupied Palestinian territory

Support livestock-based livelihoods of the vulnerable population in the occupied Palestinian territory

Full title of the project:

Support livestock-based livelihoods of the vulnerable population in the occupied Palestinian territory

Target areas:

All Governorates in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS)

Contribution:
USD 3 782 400
01/02/2013-30/06/2016
Project code:
OSRO/GAZ/201/EC
Objective:

To enhance public and private capacities and service delivery to encourage the economic development and improve resilience of female and male livestock holders, including Bedouin communities.

Key partners:

The Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and local Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs).

Beneficiaries reached:

The MoA and related bodies, local NGOs.

Activities implemented:
  • Supported the MoA and related institutions with tailored regulatory, organizational and technical support to enhance their capacities in different aspects of livestock, natural resource and water management.
  • Trained 652 individuals in different areas via 21 training sessions, of which 229 were MoA staff.
  • Ran a total of 22 workshops in the WBGS, attended by 1 024 individuals (MoA staff and partners).
  • Conducted 16 missions aimed at building the capacity of MoA staff and its partners, with 40 individuals taking part.
Impact:
  • Improved the MoA and beneficiaries’ technical capacity in a number of areas of livestock, natural resource and water management.
  • Supported the development of the National Agriculture Strategy 2014-2016, as well as the Livestock Sub-Sector Strategy 2015-2019.
  • Enabled the development of a National Animal Identification System, which resulted in the registration and tagging of 516 649 animals.
  • Facilitated the production of the Land Tenure and Water Management country report, which assesses the status of land tenure, planning and management in the WBGS.
  • Facilitated the establishment of the Gene Bank and Animal Improvement Unit within the MoA.
  • Enabled the development of a soaring prices monitoring mechanism software within the MoA.
  • Supported the development of the first draft of the water tariffs regulation, a water tariff software system and a document on standards of treated waste water for irrigation.
  • Provided an MoA veterinary diagnostics lab in Al Aroub, Hebron Governorate, with lab diagnostic materials and 24 000 doses of sheep pox disease vaccine.
  • Completed an assessment of alternative animal feed and presented the results to stakeholders.
  • Supported the MoA in the development of animal welfare, veterinary drugs and biological pharmaceutical product regulations.
  • Produced three applied research reports on addressing obstacles and opportunities in the livestock sector.