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2016

Emergency seed support to smallholder farmers affected by the El Niño-induced drought in Ethiopia

Ethiopie

Titre : Emergency seed support to smallholder farmers affected by the El Niño-induced drought in Ethiopia

Pays /Région : Ethiopie

Localisation  : South Wollo Zone in Amhara Region and East Hararghe in Oromia Region

Code du projet : OSRO/ETH/603/JCA

Durée : 18/03/2016-31/12/2016

Présentation
Objectif (s) : To increase agricultural production at household level to enhance food security and nutrition.
Activités : Targeted four woredas (districts) in Amhara and Oromia Regions based on nutritional vulnerability of the population, lack of coverage by other humanitarian partners and severity of drought impacts. Procured 229.4 tonnes of cereal and legume seed, including barley, maize, sorghum, teff, wheat and haricot bean. Provided 16 396 households (17 percent women-headed) with regionally adapted and drought-tolerant crop seed. Trained 616 model farmers (416 in Amhara and 200 in Oromia) in improved agricultural practices to then share knowledge and skills with local communities. Conducted regular monitoring, evaluation and backstopping activities through the implementing partners, extension workers and FAO staff based at regional offices.

Mots clés : ETHIOPIA, EASTERN AFRICA, DROUGHT IN THE HORN OF AFRICA, vSEEDS DISTRIBUTION, MONITORING, KNOWLEDGE SHARING, RESOURCE PARTNERS, JAPAN,

Bénéficiaires : 16 396 households.

Partenaires : Amhara and Oromia National Regional State Bureaus of Agriculture.

Financement : Japon

Contribution : USD 330 000

Présentation : FAO

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