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Emergency assistance in pastoral areas of Djibouti

Emergency assistance in pastoral areas of Djibouti

Full title of the project:

Emergency assistance in pastoral areas of Djibouti

Target areas:

All regions of Djibouti

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 910 467
Implementation:
07/03/2012-31/03/2013
Project code:
OSRO/DJI/202/JPN
Objective:

To contribute to restoring agricultural and livestock production of drought-affected communities, as well as increasing the efficiency of response to food security emergencies by national institutions and the Government.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture’s Department of Water and Agriculture, Ministry of Education, regional and local authorities, local communities.

Beneficiaries reached:

6364 households

Activities implemented:
  • 900 kg of assorted vegetable seeds and 480 kg of fodder seeds procured and distributed to 400 pastoral and agropastoral households, along with training, to establish small-scale vegetable and fodder production.
  • 800 micro-irrigation tools were distributed – two per household.
  • 300 of the most vulnerable families benefited from an 11-day cash-for-work scheme to quickly improve their food security.
  • Two training programmes on agropastoral field schools (APFS) organized for APFS facilitators (38 in first session, 34 in second).
  • Inputs provided to enable facilitators to set up groups in their communities.
  • Two dams of 20 000 m3 each constructed in remote areas of Arta and Dikhil regions, along transhumance routes.
Impact:
  • Vegetable and fodder gardens helped improve the livelihoods of vulnerable households, diversifying their livelihoods and providing them with a source of income.
  • 16 APFS groups are operational, benefiting 2 436 people.
  • 50 000 head of livestock have improved access to water.
  • Livestock mortality rates have reportedly declined slightly.