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CO-Support to drought affected farming


Titre : CO-Support to drought affected farming

Pays : Afghanistan

Date : Start date 2018-09-01 // End date 2019-03-31

Identification : A-05727-02

The last winter period had recorded deficit of 70 per cent precipitation prevailing across most parts of Afghanistan, making 2017/18 the fifth consecutive year in which the main planting season for wheat (October-February) has been compromised. Below average precipitation and above average high temperature contributed to drought with significant reductions in (1) snow depths, (2) river flows,(3) water level in dams, (4) water tables, and (5) soil moistures. These conditions have already negatively and irreversibly impacted agricultural season, pasture and fodder availability for livestock, along with water table reduction and some of the water sources dried up.

According to Afghanistan Food security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC), the drought will have a detrimental effect on already chronically food insecure farming households (approximately 2.2 million people), of which 1.4 million will become acutely foodinsecure and require emergency assistance over the coming months and into the next lean season. FAO#s emergency project, 0SRO/AFG/802/USA seeks to protect and restore livestock-based livelihoods of vulnerable farming households affected by drought and already food insecure. The intervention proposed includes distribution of concentrated animal feed and fast-growing fodder crop seeds complemented by livestock protection services including deworming and vaccination against the main livestock diseases, such as Foot and MouthDisease (FMD) and Pests de Petits Ruminants (to be covered by another FAO project)

Financement : FAO
Total budget : 85,169 EUR

Acteur (s) : Oxfam Novib

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