Improving the food security and livelihoods of vulnerable Communities in Kassala, North Darfur and Blue Nile States

Project Duration: April 1st 2014 – March 31st 2015
Total Budget amount: US$ 297,360.33
Target Group: 25,000 internally displaced (IDPs) and vulnerable persons in North Darfur, Kassala and Blue Nile States.
Project Area: North Darfur (Kalimendo – Kebkabiya), Kassala (Khashm Ghirba - W. Kassala – Reefi Kassala - Telkok) and Blue Nile(Bau – Qessan)
Implementing Partner: Local Networks and Relevant Governmental Institutions
Funded by: CHF

This project was implemented in three states with main objective to restore and improve food security, livelihoods security and natural resources base of 2,5000 internally displaced (IDPs) and vulnerable persons in North Darfur, Kassala and Blue Nile States.

Key programmatic achievements

  • 7,200 farmer families in North Darfur (Kalimendo; Kebkabiya), Kassala (Khashm Ghirba; West Kassala; Reefi Kassala; Telkok) and Blue Nile (Bau; Qessan) states were supported with stable – sorghum and millet – and cash crop – vegetables – seeds, in addition to agricultural hand tools, extension packages and water pumping and harvesting techniques, covering their needs for the summer and winter seasons.
  • The support has been further extended by building the capacity of the farmers, the government and community extension workers. The beneficiaries who have been supported reported that they have expanded the areas they usually cultivated and they succeeded to increase their production.
  • 2,600 families have reported good animal health and protection from diseases due to vaccination campaigns – conducted in North Darfur and Kassala – and animal husbandry training.
  • The total number of animals vaccinated were 508,405 – belonging to 5,951 beneficiaries, while the total number of animals treated were 21,093 – belonging to 4,717 beneficiaries.
  • 1,200 community members, 345 CBOs members and 80 community extension agents in Kassala, Blue Nile and North Darfur states were trained in different fields to support their communities and families.
  • 324 women and poor families were supported with small ruminants (1,113 animals), on an in-kind revolving basis. These families have signed agreements with other families who are expected to benefit from first generations produced by the received animals.
  • 80 women, together with their families, have been exposed to vegetable farming; this resulted in added nutritional value to them as well as having new source of income.
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