“Supporting the poor and food and nutrition insecure to react to crises and strengthen resilience in Liberia” is a project of BRAC International, funded by the EU, targeting vulnerable population groups farmers (atleast 65% women). This action in coordination with the Liberian government and other stakeholders will contribute towards ending hunger, food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture (Sustainable Development Goal 2) by developing resilient agriculture, resilient markets and resilient people who are able to generate diverse livelihoods that provide stable incomes and adequate food and nutrition in the face of recurrent stresses and shocks. The project is active in both the crop and livestock farming sectors.
The project responds to the overall objective to:
‘Improve the food and nutrition security situation of vulnerable population groups’
The project responds to the specific objective to:
‘Enhance the capacities of vulnerable groups to improve their food crisis resilience and sustainably produce and access food’
- Implement a cash for work (CFW) programme for the 390 most vulnerable households
- Train vulnerable households on livelihood and livestock rearing
- Capacity building of smallholder farmers on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies and comprehensive homestead development (CHD)
- Smallholder farmers, with training and input support (including from existing BRAC Liberia seed farm, poultry farm and feed mill).
- Strengthen seed farm, poultry farm and feed mill, and create linkages with producer groups
- Community agriculture and livestock promoters, trained for technical support for farmers in the local area
- Establish demonstration farm
- Entrepreneurs and youth (especially female), with training and capital to develop new businesses to improve agricultural market capacity
- Existing market actors, with training and linkages to farmers
- Initiating mother forums for nutrition, education and mutual support
- Communities, with resilience building training, radio programme to share and disseminate technical messages and information based on local issues among community members and organise nutrition awareness programmes
- Community-based workshops for the government and other stakeholders for building capacity on resilience building and nutrition awareness
- Know-how lesson sharing through workshops
- Organise national agriculture fair
We will reach 38,255 people (7,501 households) who will benefit from increased income, and increased resilience and access to sufficient and nutritious food.
- 390 most vulnerable group engaging in cash for work
- 1,625 poor households will receive training on poultry and livestock rearing
- Strengthen capacity of 5,200 smallholder farmers on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies
- Strengthen 90 market actors and 260 community agriculture and livestock promoters
- 26 entrepreneurs will be developed
- 2,340 pregnant and lactating women from above household will be trained on improved nutrition in the household level
- 20 Community-based organisation leaders will be trained
- Capacity building of 50 government staff members
Under the EU project, Six counties are targeted: Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Montserrado and Bong.
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