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Urgent asset protection support to safeguard livestock-based livelihoods in drought-affected communities of Borena zone in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region

Urgent asset protection support to safeguard livestock-based livelihoods in drought-affected communities of Borena zone in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region

Full title of the project:

Urgent asset protection support to safeguard livestock-based livelihoods in drought-affected communities of Borena zone in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region

Target areas:

Borena zone, Oromia region

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 374 080
14/12/2016-30/04/2018
Project code:
OSRO/ETH/610/CAN
Objective:

Safeguard agropastoral livelihoods and enhance the food and nutrition security conditions of households by helping maintain assets in drought-affected districts of Borena zone.

Key partners:

Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Oromia Region Pastoral Area Development Commission.

Beneficiaries reached:

2 500 livestock-keeping households (roughly 15 000 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Identified target households and groups, including agropastoral field schools, to benefit from livestock feed provision.
  • Conducted community awareness meetings in each participating community to sensitize beneficiaries on the intervention’s objectives.
  • Procured and distributed 170 800 multinutrient blocks, 1 200 tonnes of bagasse, 4 450.4 tonnes of molasses and 20 tonnes of urea to 2 500 livestock-keeping households, enough to nourish five animals/household for three months.
Impact:
  • Improved feeding practices, contributing to the cheaper and more efficient feeding of livestock with fewer resources.
  • Contributed to the survival and improved health and body condition of 12 500 heads of core breeding livestock.
  • Improved nutrition and enhanced pastoral and agropastoral livelihoods in the four targeted woredas.