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Emergency support for crop and livestock production and strengthening the Whole-of-Syria food security and agriculture sector coordination

Emergency support for crop and livestock production and strengthening the Whole-of-Syria food security and agriculture sector coordination

Full title of the project:

Emergency support for crop and livestock production and strengthening the Whole-of-Syria food security and agriculture sector coordination

Target areas:

Syrian Arab Republic governorates (Aleppo, Al-Hasakeh, As-Sweida, Dar’a, Hama, Homs, Idleb, Lattakia, Rural Damascus, Tartous and Quneitra) and southern Turkey (Antakya and Gaziantep)

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 2 000 000
01/07/2016-31/10/2017
Project code:
OSRO/SYR/609/USA
Objective:

To improve the food security and nutrition of vulnerable households in the Syrian Arab Republic through the promotion of vegetable and livestock production, and strengthening the coordination of food security and agriculture sector.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform.

Beneficiaries reached:

46 483 households (278 898 people).

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed vegetable kits (comprised of pea, spinach, bean, parsley and carrot seeds)to 5 000 households.
  • Trained 167 focal points on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and good agriculturalpractices, who further trained 5 000 households (30 households within each of theircommunities).
  • Vaccinated 1 364 977 head of cattle, sheep and goats with infection and preventivetreatment, particularly against ecto- and endoparasites.
  • Trained 1 134 beneficiaries on the importance of animal health treatment campaigns,medicine awareness (Sypvert and Zandine), methods of use and impact of herd healthimprovements.
  • Established the Agriculture Working Group, Irrigation Technical Working Group andLivestock Technical Working Group coordination fora to facilitate technical discussionsin southern Turkey.
Impact:
  • Increased vulnerable households’ agricultural production capacities, and dietary andnutrition status through homestead vegetable production support for home-grownand micronutrient rich foods as valuable alternatives.
  • Improved vulnerable small-scale herder households’ livestock production capacities.
  • Protected the livestock of 41 483 households from ecto- and endoparasite infections.
  • Through the FAO-led national animal health treatment campaign, the general healthstatus of livestock improved, and thereby successfully controlling the losses in herds.
  • Increased the general fertility rate of livestock for the next season.
  • Increased capacity to propose and implement multi-layered interventions by the FoodSecurity and Livelihoods Cluster stakeholders.
  • Strengthened food security coordination, assessments, analysis, planning andresponses.