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2010

Addressing food and livelihood security in drought and war affected rural populations in Eritrea

Erythrée

Développement et Coopération EUROP AID

Titre : Addressing food and livelihood security in drought and war affected rural populations in Eritrea

Pays : Eritrea

Durée : 2010 – 2011

Partenaires : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Contexte
In 2009 Eritrea was facing a humanitarian crisis as a result of the 2008 drought and the aftermath of the 1998 - 2000 war with Ethiopia, which resulted in a large number of internally displaced people (IDPs). The resettlement of IDPs was completed in March 2008, but livelihoods did not return to normal levels. This project is an expansion of the ongoing UNDP Joint Programme to facilitate the resettlement process. The main goal of the programme is to address the emergency and early recovery needs of the drought and war affected regions of the country.

Objectif
Improve food security in 18 000 households through increased access to agricultural resources and increased capacity to manage rangelands and livestock watering points

Impact
1. Improved access to water for 8 000 households and their livestock through the construction of 2 micro-dams and 14 cisterns.
2. 10 700 farmers have benefitted from the distribution of 301 000 kgs of seed.
3. 4 350 vulnerable households benefit from improved access to ploughing services (draught animals or tractors) for farming purposes.
4. Improved access to animal feed for 6 710 households (i.e. development of 4 505 hectares of rangeland for livestock feeding).
5. 6 710 households have increased their income through soil and water conservation (cash for work) activities.

EC contribution : € 5 million (100% of the total)

Présentation : EUROP AID

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