Improve the food supplies and earning potential of poor herding and farming communities
Oxfam has worked in Chad for 10 years, and was one of the first organisations to alert the world to an impending food crisis in the region in 2011. This project will build on work already underway to help people become less vulnerable to food shortages in dry and lean times.
With your support we aim to:
- Increase food supplies for vulnerable households, by establishing village cereal banks and training communities to manage them;
- Boost incomes by supporting farmers and herders, particularly women, to diversify their livelihood activities and market their produce, so they can afford to buy more food;
- Strengthen communities' traditional livelihoods, by improving veterinary services, animal feed and livestock water supplies;
- Support communities to develop the skills and confidence needed to lobby authorities for greater support.
Who will benefit
Over two years, approximately 25,000 nomadic herders and small-scale farmers will benefit directly from the project's livelihoods, water, veterinary and advocacy support. Women particularly will benefit from support to the livelihoods of women's producers organisations, working as animal health workers and as management committee representatives.