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2009

Food security support to 28 000 vulnerable households affected by drought and soaring food prices in Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Titre : Food security support to 28 000 vulnerable households affected by drought and soaring food prices in Ethiopia

Code du projet : OSRO/ETH/905/USA

Pays : Ethiopie
Localisation : Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR), Oromia, Amhara and Tigray Regions

Durée : 15/08/2009-31/03/2011

Objectif  : To contribute to the improved food security, livelihoods and income status of 28 000 households affected by recurrent drought and soaring food prices in Ethiopia through the promotion of drought-tolerant root and tuber crops and training on improved crop production

Activités
1. The project provided 12 nurseries with farming tools and initial planting materials and trained 18 nursery technicians.
2. Thirteen Letters of Agreement were signed with agricultural universities, research centres and the International Potato Center to provide high-yielding, disease-resistant varieties of Irish potato, sweet potato, cassava and taro.
3. Over 16.28 million clean sweet potato cuttings, 7 326 quintals of Irish potato seed tubers, 4 994 quintals of taro (Boloso-1 variety) and 89 522 cassava planting materials were distributed.
4. Extension workers and farmers were trained on improved root and tuber crop production ; training manuals and informative posters and brochures were produced.
5. More than 30 potato diffuse light storage facilities equipped with plastic storage crates were constructed in eight woredas

Partenaires  : Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Regional Bureaus of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Donneur : United States of America

Contribution : USD 1 675 098

FAO en situations d’urgence

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