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Restoring and improving food security and livelihoods of the affected communities in Darfur

Restoring and improving food security and livelihoods of the affected communities in Darfur

Full title of the project:

Restoring and improving food security and livelihoods of the affected communities in Darfur

Target areas:

Darfur region

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 500 000
10/01/2013-31/03/2014
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/305/USA
Objective:

To restore and improve food and livelihood security and self-reliance of vulnerable IDPs, returnees, women-headed households, pastoralists, agropastoralists and host communities in the Darfur region through enhancing their capacity to increase their agriculture and livestock production and productivity.

Key partners:

The state ministries of agriculture and forestry, the state ministries of animal resources and fisheries, local authorities, NGOs and beneficiaries.

 

Beneficiaries reached:

59 442 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Provided 30 998 nomadic pastoralist and agropastoralists with 1 834 600 doses of livestock vaccines for the protection of 921 800 animals.
  • Collected and analysed 4 500 serum samples from three different states to assess the effectiveness of the animal vaccination chain.
  • Supported 14 440 households with the provision of 300 tonnes of concentrated animal feed, 8.43 tonnes of mineral licks, and training in improved animal husbandry practices.
  • Assisted 8 804 households with 55.252 tonnes of vegetable and legume seeds, as well as 1 675 tools and ploughs, and 280 treadle pumps.
  • Trained 1 500 households (60 percent women-headed) in sustainable agronomic practices as well as irrigation, seed selection and storage techniques.
  • Rehabilitated a total of 25 shallow wells.
  • Established ten community-based nurseries for the production of tree seedlings and distributed 60 000 seedlings to 5 200 households be planted in deforested areas.
  • Trained 257 women on the production of fuel-efficient stoves for the manufacturing of 500 stoves.
  • Trained 1 017 returnees on water management techniques, including terracing and contour ridging, as well as on soil friendly agricultural techniques.
Impact:
  • Improved the food security and nutrition of all targeted beneficiaries.
  • Protected the livestock and assets of beneficiaries and reduced disease outbreak, resulting in improved meat and milk production and increased income generation.
  • Increased the area cultivated under vegetables by 75 percent and improved crop yields and incomes of assisted beneficiaries.