FSP Components

RAINFED

Under the Rain-fed Cropping programme, beneficiaries are supported with a food security pack which consists of fertilizers (Compound D and Urea) and seeds (cereal and legume) to cultivate approximately 3 limas (3/4 hectare) for two (2) consecutive years in the rain season after which they are weaned off.

The pack under this component is comprised of 10Kg cereal, 10Kg legume and fertilizer (D Compound and Urea). With this pack, the beneficiary household cultivates 2 limas for the cereal and approximately 1 lima for the legume. For example, during the 2021/2022 farming season, beneficiary households were supported 2 by 50 Kg D Compound fertilizer, 1 by 50 Kg Urea fertilizer and 10Kg for cereal and legume seeds.

WETLAND

Under the Wetland Cropping Programme, beneficiary households are supported with a food security pack which consists of fertilizer (D Compound and Urea) and seed (cereal or vegetable) to cultivate 1 lima in winter. These households are also supported for two consecutive seasons.

The pack under this component is comprised of 1 by 50 Kg D Compound fertilizer, 1 by 50Kg Urea fertilizer, 5Kg maize seed or amount vegetable seed equivalent to 1lima.

 

ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOODS INTERVENTION

The Alternative Livelihoods Intervention introduces the provision of non-crop agricultural inputs emphasizing on small livestock and poultry such as goats, sheep and chickens or other food security enhancing projects such as Hammer mills and maize shellers. The beneficiaries are supported as individual households or communities.

The programme is implemented via direct support from the Ministry or recoveries from the programme.

The pack under this component consist of 5 to 10 chickens or ducks or 3 to 5 goat or sheep per household.

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