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South central Somalia food security and livelihood support program – Somalia


Titre : South central Somalia food security and livelihood support program – Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-524

Durée : 07-Oct-2013 // 16-Apr-2014

Poor households in most livelihood zones of South-Central have already exhausted their cereal stocks and will most likely rely on market purchases until the next GU harvest in August. In the sorghum producing district of Wanlaweyn, remaining cereal stocks of the poor households is expected not to last beyond Mid July 2013. This is expected to reduce food access of the poor families. The increased demand may cause increased cereal prices in the local markets. FSNAU reported an estimated 44000 families are stressed in Wanlaweyn district. The deterioration is expected among the sorghum producing rural farmers due to the low performance of the GU 2013. In Lower Shabelle region, according to FSNAU, rural livelihoods in Wanlaweyn are stressed. In Wanlaweyn district, 44000 persons are stressed. The below normal GU rains may cause the number of those in need of assistance to increase in the rural agro-pastoralists in Wanlaweyn district. There is no humanitarian assistance in Wanlaweyn district due to poor presence of aid agencies. In order to avert further deterioration of humanitarian condition, improved food access and agric inputs are needed until Gu 2013 and beyond. The proposed intervention addresses the food insecurity of poor families during the lean season until August 2013 and provide input during planting season.

Wanlaweyn District is a potential producer of cereals and have agro-pastoralists dependent on their own food production. FSNAU reported 44000 people in Wanlaweyn district are stressed. Below average rains during GU 2013 may reduce harvest and increase the number in crisis. FSNAU estimated that cereal reserves of poor families here may last until end of May forcing stressed families to resort to harmful coping mechanisms during the lean season. An assessment conducted by SADO in Wanlaweyn shows 6 in 10 rural families unable to meet basic food needs,household food crisis affecting both men and women, but women suffer most. Women have limited coping options available to them. They perform household jobs and care for children. Women led households resort to food loans and selling of bush fodder. in the assessment conducted by SADO the FGDs found that many poor families started employing extreme coping mechanisms since May 2013 due to emptying of food reserves. Local informants reported poor families already compromised food intake (frequency, size, quality) to cope with crisis.5 in 10 families have debts. 48% of families reported debts of $100-400. They have limited alternatives to cope with food insecurity. The proposed intervention targets Wanlaweyn district and It will address food insecurity for people through unconditional vouchers for food and agric inputs(seeds). reason for using seed voucher is a way of promoting local farmers and redeem quality seeds from local stores

Porteur du projet : CRS (Catholic relief services)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 298,136.66 $

United Nations Development Group

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