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Fodder and animal health support (Somalia)


Titre : Fodder and animal health support (Somalia)

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-450

Durée : 25-Sep-2013 // 30-Sep-2014

Présentation Rural population in Gedo region is 247,046 majority of which are pastoralists and agro-pastoralists (FSNAU, February 2013). Despite above average Gu’ rain in Gedo region (FSNAU, May 2013), pastoralists and agro-pastoralists are not food secure. Agro-pastoralists of Gedo region are more pastoral than agriculturalists. One of their sources of income is fodder production. According to an assessment done by VSF Suisse through key informant interviews in January and May 2013, fodder is produced by both men and women. The main constraints facing fodder farmers are poor transport from the farm to the market, lack of storage facilities, scarcity of seeds in the area, unavailability of credit facilities, seasonal floods, pests as well as shortage of farm equipment such as hay balers, chaff cutters, rakes, hoes and sickles for harvesting hay. Livestock owners considered livestock diseases and feed shortage as major constraints in livestock production. Poor households especially women who are the main keepers of small ruminants and cattle cannot afford to buy veterinary drugs for their animals. The region is also characterized by unavailability of quality veterinary drugs and presence of counterfeit drugs in the market which further contribute to livestock mortality due to diseases. According to the community animal health workers who were interviewed, cheap veterinary drugs from China and Pakistan are killing agro-vet business in the area. Porteur du projet : Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Suisse (VSF Suisse)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 248,520.88 $

United Nations Development Group

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