To promote increased food self-sufficiency within semi-nomadic communities in the Afar region through the creation of small farm plots. To provide these communities with access to potable water, basic education and basic health care.
It ran from 12:12 PM, 8 May 2010 to 12:12 PM, 8 May 2010
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1103138)
Objectives of the project: -To create household food self-sufficiency for the agro-pastoral community in Afar through small scale farm plots -To provide access to basic education in Afar through the construction of village schools -To empower women through small-scale fruit and vegetable sales -To provide access to potable water for agro-pastoral households and the community through the construction of clean water wells -To provide integrated community-based health services -To prepare for emergency relief food distribution intervention in the event of drought -To stop hunger and help farmers feed their families and the community as a whole -To create awareness within the community about the food security Expected outcomes/impact (short term, medium term, long term): -Short term: Improved food self-sufficiency -Short term: Community understanding about irrigation crop farming -Medium term: Development of safe drinking water on the target population -Long term: Enhanced community fruit and vegetable farming capabilities -Long term: Betterment of the livelihood of the community in the target areas Beneficiaries: 180 men, 180 women, 1080 children (520 boys + 560 girls)
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