ObjectivesThe overall objective of the project is to achieve and maintain household food security within the target community and promote the target area as a model of intervention on food security issues in drought prone area
This Food Security Project is being implemented by ODA, in Jarso Anna, 8 PAs, E/Hararge zone
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Major Project Activities?
The project started in February 2003 with the initial grant of 1.9 million Birr obtained from the French Embassy. The project has been implemented in Jarso Anna, one of food insecure Annas of the region located in E/Hararge Zone.Major activiies of the project are:
- Base line survey
- Animal vaccine and drug supply
- Vet post construction
- Restocking program
- Para-Vet training
- Introducing animal Forage grass and tree species
- Small-scale irrigation scheme construction.
- Feasibility study/construction of phase II irrigation scheme.
- Trainings need identification
Accomplishments So far
- The project is active in 8 Pas of the Anna benefiting about 9111 Households directly. Currently the farmers have started producing high value crops of vegetables like potato, onion, coffee, chat small fruits, cereals like improved maize variety/Katumani/, sorghum and etc. Most of these farmers have been graduated from the PSNP and food aid as a whole. To access big markets about 33 km. feeder road of RR-50 grade has been opened-up through Jaldesa village to Dire-Dawa.
After lengthy process for fund and construction agreement with OIDA/Oromia Irrigation Development Authority/ first and then with OWWCE/Oromia Water Work Construction Enterprise/ the other time, the project has started with intensive and challenging community participation ever registered in the Zone. The OWWCE has mobilized all its resources to start the largest irrigation scheme in the area
Animal Vaccine and Drug supply
- All medical/vaccine were supplied to 34 trained Para-vets with their kits to conduct the vaccination/treatments for about 50,000 livestock by the project; however the Para vets have vaccinated/treated more than 60,700 heads of animal.
Vet post construction
- Construction of one vet post has been completed at GORO-CULANA and providing
intensive services in the area at overstretched capacity due to man power
shortages and cattle population in the area. The vet post serves five
- As a credit, 264 poorest female-headed households have benefited from
this program and supplied with 527 goat/sheep (282/245) and 28 improved
cows for the poorest households have been distributed. In addition to
these, 20 bee hives were also given to the same. As per their schedule
of loan re payment from the first round, more than 90% have paid before
their schedule to the Anna Rural Credit & ODA office and currently
similar activities are on progress to benefit more people.
34 young farmers have been trained and under the two phases to conduct
animal vaccine/ treatment against ten top livestock diseases of the area
& currently all vaccination/treatment activities are covered by the
same in all 20 PAs of the Anna within very short time compared to previous
Agricultural offices service delivery.
Forage Crop variety trial
As the agricultural plot per family is diminishing in size every year, animal feed became one of the most serious problems in the project area. To address this problem ODA and the community have planned to conduct variety trial program on small plots to identify the most suitable animal feed variety & expand the multiplication process and distribute the seeds/seedlings to interested-able farmers with irrigable plots of land as income generating means’s. The seeds/seedlings will be multiplied /transplanted on a larger scale in communal lands, hillsides, alley and non-agricultural areas in the future. Currently some 4 varieties (Lucinya, susbanya, vetivar and elephant grass) have been identified and under use in the Burka Jalala target areas.