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Emergency response for the immediate needs of the flood-affected farmers and livestock owners in Sudan

Emergency response for the immediate needs of the flood-affected farmers and livestock owners in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Emergency response for the immediate needs of the flood-affected farmers and livestock owners in Khartoum and other Northern states (Khartoum, White Nile, North Kordofan and River Nile states)

Target areas:

Northern region

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 357 000
Implementation:
01/01/2008-31/12/2008
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/809/CHF
Objective:

To provide emergency support to flood-affected vulnerable households in Khartoum, White Nile, North Kordofan and River Nile states.

Key partners:

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

Beneficiaries reached:

8 675 households.

Activities implemented:
  • 26 tonnes of crop seeds (sorghum and cowpea), 540 kg of vegetable seeds and 9 100 hand tools (hoes, sickles and rakes) provided to 7 000 households.
  • 32 000 animals belonging to 1 600 households vaccinated or treated against common livestock diseases.
  • 20 new CAHWs trained.
  • 75 IDP households in Elfatah camp provided with 225 goats and chickens to begin restocking their livestock populations.
Impact:
  • 3 000 ha of land were cultivated with sorghum and cowpeas, generating an estimated production of 928 tonnes of crops with a value of USD 538 492.
  • 48 ha of land were planted with vegetable seeds, resulting in an estimated production of 420 tonnes of vegetables with a value of USD 95 552.
  • There was an increased availability of food for beneficiary households, as well as in local markets.
  • After the livestock treatment and vaccination activities, there was an observed reduction in the number of contagious livestock diseases and animals were seen to be more healthy and productive.
  • The CAHW network increased the availability of veterinary services within reach of the targeted communities in North Kordofan and provided effective reporting of disease outbreaks to veterinary authorities.