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Support for effective Food Security Cluster coordination and restore livelihoods of internally displaced persons and vulnerable hosting communities in Darfur

Support for effective Food Security Cluster coordination and restore livelihoods of internally displaced persons and vulnerable hosting communities in Darfur

Full title of the project:

Support for effective Food Security Cluster coordination and restore livelihoods of internally displaced persons and vulnerable hosting communities in Darfur

Target areas:

Greater Darfur

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 300 000
01/01/2016-31/03/2017
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/601/USA
Objective:

To ensure inclusive coordination of humanitarian food security and agriculture interventions and build national capacities in food security analysis, response planning and coordination.

Key partners:

State Ministry of Agriculture, West Darfur, and two NGOs: the Future for Community Development Organization and RedR United Kingdom.

Beneficiaries reached:

10 000 households in West Darfur and FSL Sector partners and national and Darfur levels.

Activities implemented:
  • Regular and ad hoc Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Sector coordination meetings were organized and facilitated in Khartoum, as well as in the Greater Darfur region.
  • Support was provided for regular routine assessments, such as pre and post harvest crop assessments, the annual Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, and Food Security Monitoring Systems.
  • The FSL Sector developed an El Niño Mitigation Response Plan and flood preparedness plan.
  • Built capacity of Sector Partners (focusing on national partners) to deliver services effectively and efficiently through training on project cycle management, accountability to affected populations.
  • 9.5 tonnes of pigeon pea seeds, 1 tonne of okra seeds and 0.5 tonnes of watermelon seeds were provided to 10 000 households in West Darfur.
  • 100 farmers (including 60 women) were trained in improved agronomic practices and Village Agricultural Committees trained on sustainable use and management of natural resources.
Impact:
  • Food security assessments, reviews and both gap- and response analyses were used as important sources of evidence to accurately guide planning and operations of Sector strategies and programmes.
  • FSL Sector inputs were coordinated and provided for the 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan.
  • Contributed to improving child nutrition and enhancing the income of beneficiary households by supporting legume and vegetable production – beneficiary households eared up to USD 263 through the sale of surplus produce.
  • The seed distribution component of the project improved the daily nutrient intake of beneficiaries and contributed to a longer-term improvement of food security in a region characterized by frequent population movements.