Agriculture and disaster risk reduction

Overview of our work in Sudan

About 85% of poor people in Sudan depend on either agriculture or animal husbandry or both. Recurrent drought and flash floods can cause food insecurity for many farmers and pastoralists and their families in Sudan. Limited natural resources also contribute and can lead to conflict at local level.

Few families have alternative livelihood skills to rely on during bad harvests. Traditional coping mechanisms such as reducing the number of meals eaten in a day, over-grazing and over-cultivation can be harmful to the families and to the environment.

Practical Action Sudan’s objective is to have sustainable systems of agriculture, natural resource management and market access developed to provide food security and livelihoods directly for 450,000 farmers and pastoralists and indirectly for 1,000,000 people in North Darfur, Blue Nile, Kassala and Gedarif by 2017.

Recent projects under this goal include:

Recent projects under this goal include:

Water for Darfur

Providing a reliable water supply for people, livestock and crops will help communities to become more resilient to changes in the climate.

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Community-based conflict reduction and peacebuilding in Kebkabiya

Project Duration: 1 January 2013 – 31 December 2014 Total Budget: US$ 800,000 Target Group: 35,697 Project Area: North Darfur (Kalimendo; Kebkabiya), Kassala (Khashm Ghirba; West Kassala; Reefi Kassala; Telkok) and Blue Nile (Bau; Qessan) Implementing Partner: SOS Sahel; Kebkab...

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Improving the food security and livelihoods of vulnerable Communities in Kassala, North Darfur and Blue Nile States

Project Duration: April 1st 2014 – March 31st 2015 Total Budget amount: US$ 297,360.33 Target Group: 25,000 internally displaced (IDPs) and vulnerable persons in North Darfur, Kassala and Blue Nile States. Project Area: North Darfur (Kalimendo – Kebkabiya), Kassala (Khashm Gh...

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Improving livestock health in Eastern Sudan

The problem Migratory pastoralists produce much of Sudan’s food supply, with 15 million animals kept in the region. The prevalence of infectious diseases and poor veterinary services in rural areas contribute to low productivity, food insecurity and low profits for sm...

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Water for three states

This project will provide secure access to safe water through renovation and construction of water points and groundwater collection infrastructure and will promote improvements in hygiene and sanitation practice in the region.

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Wadi el Ku water management

This project is working with communities in the Wadi El Ku catchment in North Darfur to demonstrate how effective, inclusive natural resource management can improve livelihoods through enabling sustainable increases in agricultural productivity.

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