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Livelihood Support for the Vulnerable Families


Titre : Livelihood Support for the Vulnerable Families

Pays  : Syrie

Code : 020_002813

Date de clôture : Signaler en cours en Juillet 2023

The proposed project seeks to improve the food security and livelihood situation of 1,000 households (5,800 individuals) through agriculture, livestock and poultry support. The project is primarily designed based on the results of the outcome monitoring initiative of Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) cluster, secondary data, unstructured interviews and experience from the IR Syria field team. Islamic Relief will conduct a detailed household level need assessment to identify, 500 families to provide with agricultural input including seeds and fertilizers. These families will be provided with agriculture training to improve their knowledge and practices to get best yields. The families will further be supported through links with the markets so that the crops can be marketed well and ultimately the sale of which can increase the household level of income. Each targeted household will cultivate 5000 square meters of land. The planting time is from January-March 2019. The harvest of the crop will be between May and July 2019. 500 families will be provided with locally procured sheep (2), feed, vaccine and training. The sheep will be vaccinated to prevent them from prevailing diseases and fodder will be provided for the sheep. The training on appropriate livestock care and income generation activities (milking, cheese production) will help the families to generate income. Out of the 500 families targeted for livestock, 300 extremely vulnerable families will be provided with poultry support. Female and male birds (10 birds), feed and vaccine will be provided. It is expected that the targeted families will be able to increase the production of eggs from the poultry. The eggs can be used by the family to improve the dietary nutrition and any excess can be sold out to earn income. All beneficiary groups will continue to receive follow-up training and advice over the course of the project from the field project team hired for this purpose. It is anticipated that the direct beneficiaries will share this improved knowledge will their relatives, peers and friends living nearby hence the knowledge transfer will help to improve the livelihood practices for the rest of the community also. Given the particular sensitivities related to women engaging in income-generating activities a careful weighing of the risks associated with providing such support will be undertaken to ensure that no harm comes to beneficiaries or field staff. The project will seek to prioritize women and those with disabilities by tailoring the support provided in an effort to better respond to their specific needs and concerns. The project will target both the IDP and host population so that the social tensions among the two groups are minimized and equal opportunities are provided to help the extremely vulnerable families to stand on their own feet and build a culture of resilience. As part of the exit strategy, all relevant stakeholders will be informed about the project closure. A project survey will be conducted to gauge the outcome and output level results. Lessons learnt from the implementation will be shared with the FSL cluster members to improve the quality of the programmes. It is anticipated that the intervention results will continue after the project closure hence the results achieved will be sustainable. As with the livelihood inputs and improved knowledge, the targeted households will continue their cycle of income generation after the project ends.

Bénéficiaires : 5800

Financement : Islamic Relief Canada
Value (GBP) : 291,785

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