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Restoring food security of newly displaced persons, returnees and vulnerable host communities in Darfur

Restoring food security of newly displaced persons, returnees and vulnerable host communities in Darfur

Full title of the project:

Restoring and improving food and nutrition security of newly displaced persons, returnees and vulnerable host communities in Darfur

Target areas:

Greater Darfur region

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 500 000
01/01/2015-31/03/2016
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/504/USA
Objective:

To improve the food and nutrition security of 9 000 households in the Darfur region.

Key partners:

State governments, local and international NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

9 000 households and all members of the Food Security and Livelihoods Sector.

Activities implemented:
  • Provided 9 000 IDP, returnee and vulnerable resident households with 10 tonnes of legume seeds, 2.2 tonnes of vegetable seeds and 9 000 hand tools.
  • Established or reactivated 64 Village Agricultural Committees.
  • Trained 180 beneficiaries on good agronomic practices.
  • Convened 52 FSL Sector meetings at national and state levels.
  • Supported interagency assessment missions and Crop and Food Security Assessment Missions in Darfur region.
  • Supported four post-harvest assessments (North, Central, South and West Darfur States) in 2015.
  • Trained state government and NGO staff to enhance their capacities: 52 people on gender mainstreaming in agriculture and livestock production; 47 on data management for agriculture and livestock; and 74 community animal health workers on business.
Impact:
  • Contributed to greater self-sufficiency in food production among beneficiaries.
  • Helped to improve child nutrition through legume and vegetable production – a nutrition survey in Sudan found the nutrition status of children in Darfur to be above that in other areas of the country.
  • Training provided beneficiaries with the skills and knowledge to maximize the potential of their resources and explore alternative income-generating opportunities.
  • Strengthened capacity of government staff should improve the provision of agricultural extension services in Darfur.
  • Helped beneficiaries to mitigate the negative impacts of El Niño, which was responsible for the poor harvest of the main summer crop season due to the high rainfall variability and shortages of water in 2015.