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Assistance aux ménages vulnérables dans la lutte contre la malnutrition dans le Tchad

Assistance aux ménages vulnérables dans la lutte contre la malnutrition dans le Tchad

Full title of the project:

Assistance aux ménages vulnérables dans la lutte contre la malnutrition dans le Sahel centre ouest du Tchad (région du Bahr El Gazal)

Target areas:

Bahr El Gazal (sub-prefectures of Moussoro and Amsilep)

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 392 670
Implementation:
17/11/2010-12/11/2011
Project code:
OSRO/CHD/009/FIN
Objective:

To improve the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations affected by the 2010 food crisis, and reduce their vulnerability to crises in the western Sahelian region of Chad.

Key partners:

National and local Government institutions including Governors, Imams, Prefects, Mayor of Moussoro, local community and local non-governmental organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

Some 721 vulnerable households (4 326 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 88 kg of vegetable seeds, as well as agricultural tools including 500 hoes and 250 watering cans.
  • Distributed 35 sprayers and 35 kg of insecticides.
  • Drilled 50 boreholes with pumps and provided irrigation equipment.
  • Organized community negotiations for land loans between landowners and landless beneficiary households.
  • Organized beneficiaries into 50 associations/groups.
  • Facilitated negotiations with local administrative authorities to obtain national identity cards.
  • Organized training sessions on vegetable production techniques, drilling activities as well as operation and maintenance of pumps.
  • Provided funds for the maintenance of pumps, these were deposited into savings accounts to be used by the associations.
Impact:
  • Produced an estimated 1 203 tonnes of fruit and vegetables, totalling a market value of approximately USD 76 000 or an average income of USD 105 per household.
  • Improved and diversified household diets, reducing the risk of child malnutrition.
  • Increased access to vegetable production inputs through agreements on the use of fertile land in the ouadis.
  • Established 50 groups, with 86 percent being women’s groups.
  • Facilitated access to administrative documents.
  • Enhanced the technical capacity of beneficiaries and supervisors for drilling activities.