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Emergency livelihood assistance to support flood-affected vulnerable farmers in Pakistan

Emergency livelihood assistance to support flood-affected vulnerable farmers in Pakistan

Full title of the project:

Emergency livelihood assistance to support flood-affected vulnerable farmers in Sindh province of Pakistan

Target areas:

Khairpur, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Dadu, Jacobabad, Larkana and Thatta of Sindh Province.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 3 249 291
Implementation:
01/12/2010-31/12/2011
Project code:
OSRO/PAK/016/AUL
Objective:

To provide immediate assistance for restoration of agriculture based livelihoods of 30 290 vulnerable farming households in the flood-affected districts of Sindh.

Key partners:

Ministry of Food Security and Research, Ministry of Livestock and Dairy Development, On-Farm Water Management Department, Ministry of Environment and its specialized departments at the federal, provincial and district levels.

Beneficiaries reached:

30 290 vulnerable farming households.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed .58 tonnes of sunflower Hysun 33 hybrid seed, together with 3 029 tonnes of urea and DAP fertilizers to 30 290 households in Sindh.
  • Rehabilitated 24 farmer-managed watercourses in Jacobabad under the irrigation component.
  • Provided orientation training to the targeted households in sunflower production technology, and assistance in establishing market linkages for their production.
Impact:
  • As a result of inputs distributed under the project, beneficiary households were able to produce 450 kg of sunflower, generating revenues of over PKR 22 400 per household.
  • The project’s irrigation component enabled the de-silting of critical on-farm irrigation infrastructures, resulted in increased crop production and increased food security for poor farmers.
  • Available food stocks increased in project targeted households, ensuring at least 73 days of food self-sufficiency.