Working towards a just society

 Objective

Enhance the protection of lives and livelihood assets of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities through improved access to water, fodder (green matter) and income (CFW) for 100 poor riverine farmers in Buurdhuubo, Gedo region.
Actual Activities Implemented
1.    Community mobilisation, identification and selection of beneficiaries.
2.    Procuring of Sudan grass seeds and fuel for distribution.
3.    Distribution of Sudan grass seeds.
4.    Distribution of fuel.
5.    Sowing of seeds and monitoring performance of crop and progress of farm work.
Outcome 1

•    300 kilograms of Sudan grass seeds made available to 100 poor riverine farmers in Buurdhuubo at the rate of 3 kg/farmer to produce fodder for livestock during the dry spell.
•    2,000 litres of diesel made available to 100 poor riverine farmers in Buurdhuubo to irrigate Sudanese grass.
•    100 hectares of farmland sown with Sudane grass and cultivated by target farmers


 
Activity 2
1.    Community mobilization.
2.    Identification, selection and registration of beneficiaries.
3.    Identification of herds. (4) Identification and selection of water vendors.
4.    Distribution of water vouchers.
5.    Monitoring of water distribution activities.

Outcome 2
•    361,200 litters of water made available to 2,580 pastoralist persons in remote area at the rate of 5 litres/day/persons for one month through voucher system;
•    688000 litres of water made available to 4,300 heads of cattle in remote area at the rate of 40 litres of water/week/cow for one month through voucher system;
•    344,000 litres of water made available to 17,200 heads of shoats in remote area at the rate of 5 litres of water/week/shoat for one month through voucher system.

Activity 3
(1)    Community mobilization.
(2)    Identification of water pans.
(3)    Identification, selection and registration of labourers.
(4)    Preparation of Bill of Quantities (BQ).
(5)    Setting labourers to work with clear size of work and time.
(6)    Identification and selection of money vendor.
(7)    Payment of labourers daily.
(8)     Monitoring of water pan rehabilitation activities.

Outcome 3

•    Increased job opportunities for 1,570 poor households and improved access to urgent necessities (water, food, veterinary services) through rehabilitation of strategic productive water infrastructures.
•    Three water pans rehabilitated
•    Water pan rehabilitation

It is observed that during a drought period it is difficult to implement a project in which targeted are given water as everybody wants get water irrespective targeted or not.
Communities prefer their own system of sharing resources, which is based on the practice systems that have been among them for long time.