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Emergency assistance to re-establish the livelihoods of households affected by Tropical Cyclone Harold

Emergency assistance to re-establish the livelihoods of households affected by Tropical Cyclone Harold

Full title of the project:

Emergency assistance to re-establish the livelihoods of households affected by Tropical Cyclone Harold

Target areas:

Central, Northern and Western Divisions

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 125 000
01/07/2020-31/03/2021
Project code:
OSRO/FIJ/002/NZE
Objective:

To restore the agricultural livelihoods and enhance the food security of the most vulnerable communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Harold.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture.

Beneficiaries reached:

1 908 households (9 540 people).

Activities implemented:
  • Provided 1 481 semi-commercial farming households with a total of 3 500 capsicum seedlings, 3 500 chilli seedlings, 3 500 eggplant seedlings, 3 500 English cabbage seedlings, 300 papaya seedlings and 3 500 tomato seedlings.
  • Provided 354 subsistence farming households with a total of 4 500 cassava cuttings, 5 000 dalo ni tana suckers, 3 500 duruka cuttings and 5 000 sweet potato cuttings.
  • Provided mechanical land preparation services to a total of 73 commercial and semi-commercial farming households.
Impact:
  • Enabled 1 481 semi-commercial farming households to produce a total of 27.5 tonnes of capsicum, 11 tonnes of chilli, 27.5 tonnes of eggplant, 27.5 tonnes of English cabbage, 27 tonnes of papaya and 18.3 tonnes of tomato.
  • Enabled 354 subsistence farming households to produce a total of 7 tonnes of cassava, 10.6 tonnes of dalo ni tana, 2.1 tonnes of duruka and 21.2 tonnes of sweet potato.
  • Enabled 73 commercial and semi-commercial farming households to cultivate a total of 66.74 ha of arable land, thanks to mechanical land preparation services.
  • Restored the livelihoods and enhanced the food security of 1 908 farming households.
  • Increased the availability of food in the local markets of the Central, Northern and Western Divisions of Fiji; and stimulated local economic activities through contracting local service providers (e.g. seed nurseries and private contractors for mechanical land preparation services).