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Strengthening the livelihoods of households affected by Hurricane Matthew in the three communes of Sud department

Strengthening the livelihoods of households affected by Hurricane Matthew in the three communes of Sud department

Full title of the project:

Strengthening the livelihoods of households affected by Hurricane Matthew in the three communes of Sud department (Arniquet, Port Salut and Torbeck)

Target areas:

Municipalities of Arniquet, Port Salut and Torbeck

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 296 808
31/05/2017-31/12/2017
Project code:
OSRO/HAI/702/CAN
Objective:

To contribute to protect the livelihoods of herders and farmers affected by Hurricane Matthew to restore their food security.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, community-based organisations and Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

4 324 households and the 1 642 members of six Groupements de production artisanale de semences (GPAS).

Activities implemented:
  • Procured and distributed a total of 12.5 tonnes of haricot bean seeds, 12.5 tonnes of Lima bean, 12.5 tonnes of maize seeds, 1 250 000 sweet potato cuttings and 750 000 cassava cuttings.
  • Selection of six GPAS for a total of 1 642 group members (of which 571 women) who were each provided with 300 kg of haricot bean seeds and 100 kg of Lima bean seeds to restore their production of quality declared seeds.
  • Training of the GPAS members on quality seed production and improved agricultural practices.
  • Trained 127 leaders of community-based organizations on nutrition organizations, who in turn trained 2 520 heads of households (of which 1 707 women).
  • Trained veterinary officers in the municipalities of Torbeck, Port Salut and Arniquet on techniques for the prevention and management of animal diseases and animal health.
  • Established three veterinary clinics and provided 5 110 animals belonging to 1 824 households with veterinary treatment.
Impact:
  • Contributed to the production of a total of 2 835 tonnes of diversified foodstuffs valued at USD 3.77 million and of 33.6 tonnes of seeds valued at USD 119 520.
  • Improved the health of 5 110 animals.
  • Improved the overall food security and nutrition of beneficiary families.
  • Strengthened the technical capacities of beneficiaries.
  • Improved the availability of quality seeds among farming families in project areas.
  • Contributed to reducing hurricane-affected populations’ prolonged dependency on food aid.
  • Improved local farming systems and crop productivity.