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2018

Addressing urgent needs of vulnerable women and men herders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip through emergency interventions and strengthened food security coordination

Palestine

Titre : Addressing urgent needs of vulnerable women and men herders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip through emergency interventions and strengthened food security coordination

Pays /Région : Palestine

Code projet : OSRO/GAZ/801/CAN

Durée : 29/03/2018 — 31/05/2019

Objectif (s) : To provide time critical and quick impact support to address the urgent needs of vulnerable households affected by man-made, environmental and natural shocks, with a particular focus on the needs of vulnerable women in herding communities of the West Bank and Gaza Strip ; as well as strengthening evidence-based food security coordination

Activités
* Distributed a total of 150 tonnes of drought-tolerant fodder seeds to 1 001 beneficiary households (798 women and 203 men) ; each household received an average of 150 kg of seeds. * Rehabilitated and constructed 82 water cisterns that have increased access to water for 246 vulnerable herding families. * Provided movable plastic animal sheds to a total of 600 households of herders (474 vulnerable women and 126 vulnerable men). * Carried out artificial insemination for 2 000 sheep belonging to 100 beneficiaries, in order to introduce new genes to the flock and improve profitability. * Distributed small-scale farm management inputs and dairy processing equipment to 435 women herders, including preventive disinfection materials, salt blocks, and wool and hooves secateurs ; and provided trainings on hygiene and marketing. * Distributed solar panel systems to 149 poultry farms households and 11 dairy farms households in the Gaza Strip, benefitting a total of 320 families. * Distributed 1 000 kg of olive-cake energy blocks to 280 households ; a biofuel used as an alternative energy source to wood. * Defined indicators, timeline and the analysis methodology to be applied in the framework of the 2018 Socio-Economic and Food Security assessment, in collaboration with the World Food Programme and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, non-governmental Organizations and the relevant Palestinian Authority bodies. * Provided dedicated trainings by the Food Security Sector (FSS) to the MoA staff in Ramallah, with a focus on the Humanitarian Programme Cycle process and the modalities for establishing proper coordination among all stakeholders ; and conducted, through the FSS, a study on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment from the perspective of the Palestinian women who are engaged in herding activities.

Partenaires : Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and Community-based Organizations.

Bénéficiaires : 2 982 households.

Financement : Canada
Contribution : USD 1 957 634

FAO en situations d’urgence

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