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Protect agricultural livelihoods and strengthen the resilience of conflict-affected households in Aleppo governorate in Syria

Protect agricultural livelihoods and strengthen the resilience of conflict-affected households in Aleppo governorate in Syria

Full title of the project:

Protect agricultural livelihoods and strengthen the resilience of conflict-affected households in Aleppo governorate in Syria

Target areas:

Aleppo governorate

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 3 000 000
19/01/2022-19/01/2022
Project code:
OSRO/SYR/803/RUS
Objective:

To improve the food security and nutrition of vulnerable crisis-affected households.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (MAAR), Directorate of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (DAAR) in Aleppo governorate, Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) and Syrian Veterinary Association (SVA).

Beneficiaries reached:

44 849 crisis-affected households (approximately 269 000 people).

Activities implemented:
  • Facilitated a training of trainers (ToT) for ten agricultural engineers from DAAR and trained 200 farmers on the establishment and management of low tunnel nurseries for vegetable seedlings production.
  • Provided 200households with inputs for establishing low tunnel nurseries for vegetable seedlings production, distributing a total of 1 600 bags of compost, 10 kg of cucumber seeds, 3 kg of eggplant seeds, 200 irrigation systems, 200 pumps, 4 kg of sweet pepper seeds, 1.6 kg of tomato seeds, 20 000 trays and 200 water tanks.
  • Established and equipped threegreenhouses for the olive saplings nursery in Hmaimeh National Fruit Trees Nursery.
  • Rehabilitated and equipped one vine saplings nursery in Hmaimeh National Fruit Trees Nursery.
  • Trained eight veterinarians and technicians from DAAR on general and specialized laboratory analysis methods and rapid testing of animal health diseases, among other topics.
  • Rehabilitated and equipped DAAR’s animal health laboratory.
  • Organized an awareness raising event, engaging 40 representatives from relevant syndicates and government departments on the national plan for monitoring and controlling animal diseases.
  • Established a liquid nitrogen production unit inside DAAR’s premises.
  • Trained seven DAAR personnel on the operation and management of the newly established liquid nitrogen unit.
  • Vaccinated 596 076 small ruminants against peste des petits ruminants (PPR).
  • Contributed to rehabilitating Tal Hasel pumping station through rehabilitating and equipping one of the station’s three pumping sets.
  • Facilitated a ToT for 47 technical experts from MAAR and MoWR and trained 800 farmers on sustainable management of water resources, good irrigation practices and the establishment of water users’ associations (WUAs).
Impact:
  • Enhanced the knowledge of ten agricultural engineers from DAAR and 200 farmers on the establishment and management of low tunnel nurseries for vegetable seedlings production.
  • Enabled 200 households to establish 200 low tunnel nurseries for vegetable seedlings production and produce 1.2 million vegetable seedlings, covering their own needs and the needs of an additional 1 400 households in their communities.
  • Enabled 1 600 households to produce 248 tonnes of vegetables.
  • Enabled Hmaimeh National Fruit Trees Nursery to produce 500 000 olive saplings and 25 000 vine saplings, providing employment opportunities to 100 laborers and benefiting 20 000 households.
  • Enhanced the knowledge of eight veterinarians and technicians from DAAR on general and specialized laboratory analysis methods and rapid testing of animal health diseases, among other topics.
  • Enabled 20 000 livestock keeping households to access free animal health diagnostic services.
  • Enhanced the knowledge of 40representatives from relevant syndicates and government departments on the national plan for monitoring and controlling animal diseases.
  • Enhanced DAAR’s capacity to conduct agricultural research and provide artificial insemination services for small-scale livestock keepers, thanks to the establishment of the liquid nitrogen unit and the training of seven DAAR personnel on the operation and management of the unit.
  • Protected 596 076 small ruminants against PPR, safeguarding the livelihoods of 5 578 livestock keeping households.
  • Enabled 3 249 households to irrigate 5 370 ha, thanks to the rehabilitation of Tal Hasel pumping station.
  • Enabled 800 farmers to lead the establishment of 15 WUAs, benefiting 5 255 farming households.
  • Contributed to restoring agricultural livelihoods of the project’s beneficiaries, improving their food security and reviving the local economy of Aleppo.