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2019

Emergency assistance to protect the livelihoods of vulnerable pastoralists affected by the 2017 and 2018 pastoral crises in Senegal

Sénégal

Titre : Emergency assistance to protect the livelihoods of vulnerable pastoralists affected by the 2017 and 2018 pastoral crises in Senegal

Pays /Région : Sénégal
Lieu (x) : Dagana, Linguere, Louga and Podor departments.

Code projet : OSRO/SEN/802/ITA

Durée : 01/02/2019-31/08/2020

Objectif (s) : To improve the food security and nutrition of pastoralists affected by the pastoral crises in Senegal.

Activités
* Distributed 1 250 tonnes of animal feed to 10 000 vulnerable households. * Distributed 18 motorized pumps to beneficiary households (two in the department of Louga and 16 in the departments of Dagana and Podor). * Installed a drip irrigation system in 18 fodder crop plots covering a total land area of 12.4 ha in the Louga department. * Trained 35 people, including nine women, in fodder cultivation techniques, and distributed a total of 1 750 Nema cuttings (fodder crop). * Trained 66 people, including 18 women, in fodder conservation and development techniques, and distributed manual guides on better farming and management practices. *$ Organized a technical workshop to validate the development of a guide on good practices for fodder crop production (distributed 100 copies of the guide to beneficiary households). * Developed a model with technical specifications on how to set up a small business to cultivate fodder, benefiting producers interested in engaging in fodder production. * Organized an exchange visit for various groups of beneficiaries in order to identify local initiatives and better capitalize on fodder production and enhance the profitability. * Set up a community fund through the symbolic contribution from beneficiary households of XOF 2 000 (USD 3.7)/bag of feed.

Partenaires : The Ministry of Livestock and Animal Production, the House of Breeders, the National Board of Women for Livestock, the Association for the Integrated Development of Podor and the Association for Integrated and Sustainable Development.

Bénéficiaires : 10 000 households.

Financement : Italie
Contribution : USD 773 607

FAO en situations d’urgence

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