The global objective of this call for proposals is the strengthening of the agricultural and livestock productions, including livelihood opportunities and related value chains while at the same time tackling the roots causes of the past droughts, through an improvement of the water management and irrigation, in collaboration with local governance institutions when feasible.
The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals are:
Specific Objective 1: Reinforcing agro-ecological systems and improving sustainable access to key agriculture inputs and services and natural resource management to allow people who depend on the sector to restore their livelihoods, in close collaboration with local governance structures.
Specific Objective 2: Addressing systemic risks (drought, climate change, land governance and others) to successfully emerge from the crisis.
Under Specific Objective 1, based on local needs assessment, sound market analyses, and a conflict sensitive approach, the focus is to:
Expected results under Specific Objective 1 may include increased cereal production and distribution, agricultural production is diversified in a sustainable way, improved livestock production, sustainable micro and medium enterprises in rural areas are active and the private sector involved, irrigation infrastructure is rehabilitated through low cost technology, and start-up support to framers associations.
Under Specific Objective 2, based on local needs assessment and a conflict sensitive approach, the focus is to:
Expected results under Specific Objective 2 may include, local structures’ capacities strengthened for Drought Early Warning, extension and research services rehabilitated, and veterinary services strengthened, and analysis and support to land governance for agricultural livelihoods improved.