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Safeguarding Livestock and Food Security (Zimbabwe)


Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Safeguarding Livestock and Food Security (Zimbabwe)

Pays : Zimbabwe

Numéro du projet : GB-1-203701

Durée : 17 Jul 2013 - 31 Oct 2014

Résumé du projet
To address food and insecurity of 683,000 households by way of Livestock Protection through emergency rations, vaccinations and borehole rehabilitation and providing rapid nutritional assessments through Food and Cash assistance for the Security and Resilience of Vulnerable Households in in Zimbabwe Target Areas by March 2014.

Présentation du projet
DFID provided a total of £15 million support for this humanitarian programme to address food insecurity and protect livestock, and to reduce the risk of the food crisis becoming a humanitarian disaster in Zimbabwe. An allocation of £7.5 million was provided to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and £7.5 million to the World Food Programme (WFP).
The FAO component supported a drought mitigation operation for livestock. This project complemented Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) efforts which provided hay to nine of the worst drought affected districts in Matabeleland South Province (BeitBridge, Mangwe and Matobo), Masvingo (Chivi, Chiredzi, Mwenezi), and Midlands (Mberengwa and Zvishavane). The project was implemented in partnership with five Non Government Organisations (NGOs), and the GoZ through the Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services (DLVS) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development (MAMID), and community based Livestock Development Associations (LDA).
The main achievements of the FAO component was saving 83,730 cattle (estimated through livestock census by the DLVS) in the nine worst affected districts in the southern parts of the country, no animal deaths were reported due to shortage of stock feed. This was achieved through the procurement and distribution of 18,991 MT of stock feed (12,560 MT of survival feed and 6,431 MT of pen fattening meal), rehabilitation of 100 boreholes in two of the target districts of Chivi and Mberengwa and the procurement and handing over to the DLVS of a total of 1,577,300 doses of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and 345,000 doses of Anthrax vaccine. The DLVS vaccinated a total of 620,857 cattle against FMD and 179,977 against Anthrax. The project trained 126 field extension officers from the DLVS, 11,843 farmers, 38 village pump minders and 10 builders. It also established and formalised 16 public private partnerships and market linkages between farmer associations and input and output markets.

Project budget : £15,000,000

Présentation : UKAID

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