ACTIVITY UPDATES

Target beneficiaries lining up for registration
Distribution taking place

Some selected activity updates

Project Name: Food Security and Livelihood Emergency Project for Unity State.

County: Guit Payams: Bill, Nimni and Nyathor Payams

SUMMARY

This emergency food security support project is a 6-Months response to assist 15,000 vulnerable IDPs and host community households (90,000 persons) in Nimni, Nyathoar and Bill payams of Guit County in Unity State.

The intervention aims to ensure that lives are saved and human suffering is reduced through provision of food security production inputs to targeted beneficiaries in order to ensure immediate access to inputs and subsequently to food for the most vulnerable populations.

The prioritized objectives to achieve the overall goal of this project are;

i. To mitigate immediate food security outcomes by providing access to food security inputs to the targeted beneficiaries.

ii. To support the vulnerable persons to rehabilitate their basic livelihood activities that have been disrupted and/or destroyed by the conflict crises

Achievements (late October – November 2015)

Sub –Sector: Improving Agricultural Production/Food security and Livelihood

Recruitment of field staffs; SPEDP successfully recruited three field staffs to handle the Guit Project. Staffs recruited are Field Coordinator, Fishery Officer and Agriculture Extension Officer. All are local staffs who have good local context background and who are accepted by the community.

Mobilization and sensitization of communities at Payam Level; This was done for the purpose of enlighting the community about the project and action plan. This involved initial meetings in the selected Payams with the Payam administrators, local leaders and elders. The stakeholders determined identification and beneficiary selection criteria. Three Payams namely; Bill, Nimni and Nyathor are the intervention areas of SPEDP Project

Beneficiaries Identification/Registration; SPEDP successfully registered 13,525 HH who were the most vulnerable communities including the displaced and severely food insecure. Selection criteria included Female headed HH e.g. widows, Child headed HH, Labour poor HH (elderly, PWDs, malnourished, families with HIV/AIDS patients), and Pregnant and Lactating mothers HH. 8647 HH (3171female and 5476 male) were registered for vegetable kits whereas 4878HH (3116 Male and 1762 Female) were registered for fishing Kits.

Distribution of Inputs; SPEDP successfully distributed assorted vegetable seeds kits(Eggplants,Okra,Tomatoes and Kale) and also fishing Hooks to targeted and registered HH according to the registration list and distribution plan.