Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:28

Pastoralist livelihood asset protection and food security program

Improved livelihood security situation for 6,100 HHs of nomadic herders and agro-pastoralists in Abyei Locality, Western Sector, South Kordofan

 

Pastoralist Livelihood Asset Protection and Food Security Program (animal Health) Services “PLAPFSP” is a Project awarded  by Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) to Vétérinaires Sans Frontières - Germany (VSF-G) and implemented by both VSF-G and Vet-Care Organization (VCO).

Participatory disease and vulnerability mapping

Veterinary services are poor in the Western Sector localities (Elsalam, Abyei, Babanosa, Kailak, Sunnut and Lagawa). Annual vaccination campaigns do not cover the entire state, because the supply is insufficient and there is a shortage of trained personnel and transportation, this situation affected the livelihood of the nomadic pastoralists in South Kordofan where the bulk of livestock production takes place. In order to cope with this situation, the project conducted a participatory baseline survey and risk analysis on animal stock, major diseases, milk production and animal’s economics.

The study shown; Livelihood protection interventions are needed for approximately 76,000 households during the lean season in 2011 and 2012 in South Kordofan. The project contributes by its intervention strategy to improve the livelihood security situation for 6,100 HHs of nomadic herders and agro-pastoralists in Abyei Locality, Western Sector, South Kordofan. The activities targeted the Misseriyya and other nomadic groups who seasonally migrate into the area covering Muglad area and three migration routes.

Protection of pastoral livelihood assets through vaccination and de-worming of small livestock:

The project succeeded to vaccinate 215,050 animals with the following vaccines (HS, PPR, BQ, Anthrax and Sheep pox), in addition to the treatment of 199,340 animals with de-worming drugs.


Capacity build of community based networks for disaster preparedness and response:

The project trained and equipped 25 community animal health workers in disease surveillance and implementation of vaccination campaigns and treatment; in addition to that they were also trained on HIV/AIDS and Environmental awareness to raise the awareness of the community on these issues.

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Written by 
Ms. Maysa M.E. Elsarag

Program Officer, Head Quarter Office. 

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