The objective of this component is to improve livelihoods and increase incomes of refugee hosting
communities and It has three Sub components: – Sub-component: – Support to Traditional Livelihoods, Support to Non-Traditional Off-farm /Non-farm Activities, Capacity Building of Community Based Organizations for livelihoods. We have planned different activities in Traditional Livelihoods and Non-Traditional Off-farm /Non-farm Activities.
Demonstration was held of Technologies on 270 model farmers’ in Awbare, K/bayah, Dollo and Bokolmayo (130 Model farmers based improved crop production/agronomic practice on community plot demonstration, 113 Model farmers-based pasture seed multiplication and fodder development on community plot demonstration and 27 Women assisted Demonstrations (WAD)
for model woman farmers).
Training on crop productivity enhancing has been conducted by Crop directorate in dollo ado, bokolmayo, awbare and K.bayah for participants of 409.
Training on integrated implementation on FTC/PTC has been conducted in in dollo ado, bokolmayo, awbare and K.bayah for participants of 150. Ain Awbare, K/bayah, Two Horticultural Nurseries site GAP assessment has been conducted and has been supported based the gap assessment.
To increase the effectiveness of extension service delivery we have upgraded in K/bayah, Dollo and Bokolmayo 4 FTC/PTCs from basic to intermediate by supporting them with different furniture’s and established demonstration sheds.
To Support Animal and plant health services, we are currently strengthening regional animal health and plant health laboratory.
We have Establishment 4 hectare of fodder bank in dollo ado and bokolmayo woreda 2 ha each.
Awareness creating on artificial insemination was conducted in awbare and k/bayah for participants of 485.
Non-Traditional Off-farm /Non-farm Activities
To promote income Generating Activities (IGAs). We have planned to support to small and micro enterprises.
We have established in Awbare, K/bayah, Dollo ado and Bokolmayo 56 Community Interest Groups/Women and Youths and we have conducted training for 28 CIGs on business plan preparation, group strengthening after that we gave 28 CIG 4,200,000 birr as seed money (150,000 birr per CIG) and they also saved initial birr (1,125,200).The rest 28 CIG has saved initial birr(325,000 ) and they are waiting for seed money.
We established in Awbare, K/bayah, Dollo and Bokolmayo 11 new Pastoral Saving and Credits Cooperatives (PaSACCO’s) with legal bylaw and they are certified. Their current initial saving (160,60).
We have also established in Awbare, K/bayah, Dollo and Bokolmayo 12 new primary cooperatives with legal bylaw and they are certified. Their current initial saving (216,303). Currently in Awbare, K/bayah, Dollo and Bokolmayo a training is being conducted for CBOs (primary cooperatives, PaSACCOs).
The objective of this component is to improve livelihoods and increase incomes of refugee hosting communities