Derniers projets saillants
- Emergency assistance to restore agricultural-based livelihoods of vulnerable earthquake-affected smallholder farmers in the six most affected districts in Nepal24/06/2016
- Building household resilience through promoting adapted production technologies in livelihoods and natural resources management in Sudan24/06/2016
- Support to the food security and nutrition of vulnerable rural populations in the Central African Republic22/06/2016
- Seeds for peace (South Sudan)22/06/2016
Livelihood disaster risk reduction options for the Zambezi River Basin
Diversified agriculture and livelihood disaster risk reduction options for the Zambezi River Basin
To strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities and household livelihoods to the risk of food insecurity and agriculture losses caused by seasonal floods and droughts in the Zambezi River Basin.
International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), National Red Cross Societies, Ministries of Agriculture, and Zambia’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit.
The project provided support to 300 households in Namibia and 600 in Zambia, and is estimated to have reached an additional 5 400 secondary beneficiaries.
- Provided appropriate, early maturing varieties of maize, cowpea, groundnut, sorghum and pearl millet to beneficiaries as demonstration crops, enabling them to harvest despite erratic rains and a prolonged dry spell.
- Ninety Lead Farmers (30 in Namibia and 60 in Zambia) were trained in Good Agricultural Practices and Conservation Agriculture, as well as food security disaster risk reduction-related topics.
- Best practices and lessons learned were documented through field verification and shared through an end of project workshop held in Siavonga, Zambia.
- Beneficiaries were trained in good agricultural practices, conservation agriculture, post-harvest storage and processing, as well as business and marketing. These trainings helped beneficiaries to increase their farm productivity, reduce post-harvest losses, and add value to products in order to increase farm-related income.
- The introduction of open pollinated varieties and self-pollinated varieties will enable farmers to carry out timely planting of adaptable, early maturing, and high-yielding varieties of crops which are appropriate to their flood and drought hazard contexts.