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Safeguarding the livelihood assets and restoring food security in Sudan

Safeguarding the livelihood assets and restoring food security in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Safeguarding the livelihood assets and restoring food security of internally displaced persons, returnees, host communities, agropastoralist and pastoralist households in Greater Darfur, North Sudan

Target areas:

Greater Darfur area

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 995 000
Implementation:
01/01/2011-30/04/2012
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/102/CHF
Objective:

To support food security and protect the livelihood assets of vulnerable households in Darfur in the post-referendum period.

Key partners:

Federal and State Ministries of Agriculture and Animal Resources, local and international NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

123 879 conflict- and drought-affected IDP, returnee, refugee, pastoral and vulnerable resident community households.

Activities implemented:
  • 640 496 animals belonging to 58 729 households vaccinated and treated – 462 308 animals vaccinated against common livestock diseases (including haemorrhagic septicaemia, PPR, and blackquarter) and 178 188 animals treated for parasites, etc.
  • 129 community animal health workers trained and provided with equipment.
  • 735 tonnes of cereal (millet, sorghum) and legume (sesame, groundnut) seeds, and almost 1.8 tonnes of vegetable seeds provided to 65 021 households.
  • 6 600 hoes and 600 donkey ploughs distributed.
  • Training of Trainers sessions on improved crop and vegetable production organized for 165 farmers and extension workers.
  • Training and extension messages on good cultivation practices and crop husbandry provided to over 3 400 farmers at seed and tool distribution sites.
Impact:
  • Improved food and livelihoods security of beneficiaries by protecting vital livestock assets.
  • Reduced livestock morbidity and mortality among targeted herds.
  • Increased milk and meat production providing households with valuable source of nutrition and cash from sale of surplus animal products.
  • Almost 21 000 tonnes of cereals and legumes, and 507 tonnes of vegetables, with a market value of USD 7.9 million produced.