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Restore the livelihoods of displaced people,
returnees and host communities


Food security and livelihood

Food security and livelihood





FROM 04/2014 TO 03/2015




In a highly unfavorable environment (poor rains, increased prices on food products and intertribal conflict), agricultural production decreases as food insecurity increases. Both programmes are planning to restore some autonomy for displaced persons, returnees, host communities and vulnerable people (women, children, the elderly, sick people, disabled persons, etc.), thanks to increased agricultural production, the primary source of income for the households living in the regions of Bindizi, Um Dukhun (Central Darfur) and Geneina (West Darfur).

TGH implements input distribution activities (seeds and agricultural tools) to the attention of target persons, via coupons they then exchange against kits prepared in advance by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) or on local markets to supplement the kits. TGH also organizes training on farming practices and technologies for better efficiency, to the attention of previously selected farmers with positive farming practices and working in areas accessible and visible to the community. Innovative farming techniques are proposed to them, tailored to each locality. Direct distributions of market garden seeds are also organized to the attention of vulnerable families, as well as training on the various techniques for the sustainable growing of these fruits and vegetables (prevention on the use of pesticides, use of compost, operational maintenance of irrigation pumps, etc.). In order to diversify the livelihoods of these populations, the programme, funded by UNHCR, also aims to identify different Income Generating Activities (IGA) together with the communities that will then be supported mainly through microcredit projects.

Furthermore, an additional component of the programme supported by UNHCR aims to provide non-food items meeting the basic needs of displaced persons, returnees, victims of natural disasters (frequent floods in Darfur) and most vulnerable households. Thus, TGH organizes the distribution of kits including clothes, mattresses, plastic sheeting, etc. Mosquito nets are also distributed in order to prevent diseases during the rainy season in particular, especially to pregnant women and children under five.

Both programmes also include the monitoring of the action and the follow-up of its impact through visits to beneficiaries, satisfaction surveys and studies (pre-harvest, rainfall, etc.) allowing the update of needs in terms of food security.