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Seed distribution as an emergency livelihood intervention to boost the resilience of the agro-pastoral farmers in Cowpea belt in Galgaduud region, Somalia

Somalie

Titre : Seed distribution as an emergency livelihood intervention to boost the resilience of the agro-pastoral farmers in Cowpea belt in Galgaduud region, Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-080

Durée : 15-04-2011 // 15-07-2011

Présentation
Both Gu and Deyr of 2010 failed in the Cowpea Belt of Central Agro-pastoral Livelihood in Ceelbuur and Ceeldheer districts of Galgaduud region ; thus rendering impoverished most of its inhabitants (agro-pastoralists) who depend on livestock rearing and crop production (cowpea and sorghum) for living. Both arms of their livelihoods (livestock rearing and crop production) failed because of lack of pasture and water to sustain growth and productivity for household consumption and sale at local markets. The dire humanitarian situation affecting the agro-pastoral community in the Cowpea Belt is best captured by FSNAU Post Gu 2010, Technical Report, which states that in the aftermath of failure of Gu 2010, 60,944 people were in crisis (33,000 people in AFLC and 8,000 in HE). Nutrition situation deteriorated from Serious to Critical mainly due to reduced households’ access to food and income following below normal rains and crop failure.
This project is going to stabilize food security and nutrition situation of the target affected communities through the provision of good quality seeds in order agro-pastoral farmers cultivate their farms in Gu 2011 and produce enough food for household consumption as well as for sale in local markets. As shown by its objectives the project will address food security and nutrition problems facing the target agro-pastoral households.
The project is going to distribute 57.5 Metric Tons of Cowpea seeds to 5000 agro-pastoral farmer households in the Cowpea Belt of Central Agro-pastoral in Galgaduud region, at the rate of 11.5 Kgs per household. It is also anticipated that after harvest the crop production (Cowpea) will increase ; thus improving the food security of the poor target households and the local community at large. Also fodder from the leaves of the Cowpea will be used to feed livestock ; thus improving the body condition, animal productivity and marketability of livestock. Also it is observed that there is no any other humanitarian intervention aiming to cover this humanitarian need.

Porteur du projet : NAPAD (Nomadic Assistance for Peace and Development)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 150,000.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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