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Restore food and nutrition security and build resilience of vulnerable households in Sudan

Restore food and nutrition security and build resilience of vulnerable households in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Restore and strenghten food and nutrition security and build the livelihood resilience of vulnerable communities and households in Abyei, Kordofan and Blue Nile

Target areas:

Blue Nile and West Kordofan States

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 800 000
01/01/2014-31/03/2015
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/402/USA
Objective:

To improve food and nutrition security of 39 300 targeted households in Abyei Administrative Area and Blue Nile and West Kordofan States.

Key partners:

West Kordofan State Ministry of Agriculture, West Kordofan State Ministry of Animal Resources, Forestry National Corporation in West Kordofan State and Labena Organization for Women Development and Capacity Building - Blue Nile State.

Beneficiaries reached:

39 325 households, including internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 52.5 tonnes of legume and vegetable seeds to 7 000 households; beneficiaries also received training on improved crop husbandry practices and postharvest management of production.
  • Provided 3 400 agricultural hand tools to farmers that received seeds.
  • Vaccinated and treated 300 000 livestock belonging to 21 200 households.
  • Provided animal health kits and training to 25 community animal health workers to render basic veterinary care.
  • Provided 170 tonnes of animal feed concentrate to 3 400 households whose livestock had been vaccinated and/or treated.
  • Rehabilitated two water livestock points.
  • Established two private nurseries for the production of tree seedlings.
  • Distributed 61 000 assorted tree seedlings to 11 000 households.
  • Provided training on the production and use of fuel-efficient stoves to 100 womenheaded households.
  • Collected and dispersed 25 tonnes of indigenous pasture seeds over 1 000 ha of degraded rangeland.
  • Established 900 km of fire lines.
Impact:
  • Enabled the production of an estimated 3 287 kg of assorted vegetables and 566 kg of legumes per beneficiary household.
  • Improved household nutrition through dietary diversification, as well as enabled beneficiary families to earn SDG 13 489 (USD 2 135) from sales of surplus production.
  • Enhanced the health and productivity of livestock.
  • Improved cooperation and coordination among veterinary services for the prevention, control and treatment of endemic diseases.
  • Enhanced women-headed households to earn income through the production and sale of fuel-efficient mud stoves.
  • Contributed to the protection and conservation of natural resources and the environment.