Empowerment and Capacity building of rural communities in Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Natural Ressources Management
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The proposed action aims at supporting about 4 000 farmers, landless and vulnerable households severely affected by Cyclone Nargis in 50 Villages (8 Village Tracts) of Bogale and Mawlamyinegyun Townships, Ayeyarwady Division. Through improved food security, agriculture diversification and strengthened institution building in local communities, the action contributes at re-establishing the livelihoods of farming communities and promoting sustainable natural resource management to enhance the resilience.
The key outputs of the project are:
2900 farming households build up their capacities and are involved in farmer networking for restoring sustainable cropping practices on a sound environmental basis and enhancing emergence of grass-root local institutions addressing agriculture development issues;
650 landless poor (including a significant proportion of women) and small-scale subsistence fishermen access to skills and resources for sustainable diversification and increasing of their daily income through home yard vegetable growing activities and small livestock breeding in order to improve their self-sufficiency;
At least 450 households, from 30 rural villages strengthen their capacities to manage their natural resources (mangroves, forests...) for mitigating local natural hazards, developing new sources of incomes and increasing resilience. Such capacity building aims at ensuring sustainability of the actions within the local communities.