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Strengthening Livelihoods and Food Security of Drought-Affected Households in Zimbabwe - TCP/ZIM/3603









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    Restoring Agricultural Production for Drought-Affected Households in Mozambique - TCP/MOZ/3603 2019
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    Mozambique has suffered from the effects of the El Niño-induced drought of 2016, which has also affected the whole of Southern Africa. The drought significantly impacted upon the agricultural sector, with the central and southern provinces of the country hit particularly hard. An assessment of the situation in February 2016 in Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Sofala and Tete provinces found that although more than 45 percent of households sowed least three times in the agricultural season, losses among the main food crops (maize, sorghum, groundnut and cowpea) were very high. With 80 percent of farmers losing their crops as a result of the drought – in many cases resulting in livestock deaths – the project was implemented in response to the concerns of the Government of Mozambique over the lack of seeds that might enable affected families to restore their production capacity and reduce their dependence on food aid.
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    Emergency Assistance to Promote Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience Building for Drought-Affected Communities in Namibia - TCP/NAM/3705 2021
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    Small scale farming represents the backbone of the agriculture sector in Namibia, driven by livestock rearing, production and export as a main source of food, livelihood and income Over the years, smallholder crop production has increasingly added a significant dimension to the agriculture sector, despite its heavy reliance on rainfed and subsistence based production, which predisposes rural households to climate related vulnerabilities In this context, the most vulnerable households are still recovering from the aftermath of 2013 2014 and 2015 2016 El Niño induced droughts, the worst the country experienced in over 80 years. Since then, Namibia has seen a spike in agricultural production, thanks to favourable weather conditions except for pockets of household food insecurity in the northwest, west and southern regions hardest hit by dry spells, excessive rains and high prevalence of the Fall Armyworm ( As farmers gear up for the next agricultural season, another El Niño event is probable and already altering precipitation patterns Of particular concern is the slow regreening of vegetation, owing to poor and delayed onset of rains, with severe implications for grazing and livestock conditions in hotspot areas If the current forecast holds, 150 000 households may face a combination of poor harvests and/or reduced herds and further livestock mortalities, as well as limited access to water for the third consecutive season This would be detrimental for livelihoods and the overall ability to cope, deepening food and nutrition insecurity in 2019 with ripple effects felt in 2020 and beyond Against this background, the project aimed to protect and restore agricultural production, incomes and assets, and ensure a nutritious and diversified diet for the most vulnerable households in times of El Niño induced climate extremes and stressors.
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    Assisting the Recovery of Livestock for Drought-Affected Households in Kenya - TCP/KEN/3605 2019
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    On 10 February 2017, with northern and coastal areas ofKenya facing widespread drought, the Government declareda national emergency. The severity of the drought affectedapproximately three million people, greatly exceedingthe Government’s capacity for response. Livestock ownersurgently needed access to survival and supplementary feedingand water until pastures were able to fully regenerate, whilethe affected households resorted to coping strategies thatincluded skipping meals. The project aimed to provide rapidassistance to the worst-affected pastoralist andagropastoralists in three drought-affected counties – Marsabit,Kwale and Isiolo – thereby contributing to the survival andcontinued production of livestock.

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