Delegation of the European Union to Colombia

Restoring and Promoting Sustainable Agriculture Based Livelihoods for Food Security, Employment, And Nutrition Improvement in Borno State

08/01/2019 - 16:21
Agriculture and Food Safety

The overall objective of this action is to build the resilience of conflict affected people and public sector institutions in Borno State in an environment-friendly way.



The specific objective is to enhance social protection, through creation of employment and the promotion of environment and climate-friendly livelihood opportunities (with a special focus on women, youth and vulnerable households) with the aim of increasing access to basic needs, significantly reducing malnutrition and strengthening resilience in communities affected by the insurgency. 


Expected results:

  • Result 1: Small holder farmers (men, women and youth) have enhanced skills and knowledge to implement good agricultural, nutrition, and gender practices; 
  • Result 2: Small holder farmers (men, women and youth) have diversified food source and income;
  • Result 3: Small holder farmers (men, women and youth) have opportunities for markets and business development.


Main activities: 

  • Training beneficiaries on good practices in fish farming, husbandry, nutrition sensitive agriculture production, Saving and Loan schemes, integrated business model;
  • Provision of quality agri-inputs and start-up kits to beneficiaries (livestock & unconditional cash, pullets & cockerels, fish farm kits)
  • Support establishment/restart of:
    • seed production enterprises;
    • agri-inputs supply enterprises;
    • women fish processing and marketing enterprises;
    • processing and trade enterprises/cooperatives;
    • nutrition sensitive local markets through vouchers scheme;
    • women safe access to fuel, energy, and food conservation technologies;
    • women’s entrepreneurial, organizational and technical skills 

Main accomplishments to date: 

Contract signed in December 2017, started on 1 February 2018. 


Source of funds: EU Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa (Ref. T05-EUTF-SAH-NG-07)

Total budget (EUR):  22, 169,793 (EU contribution 20 M EUR)

Implementation period:  36 months (2018 – 2020) 

Implementing agency:  FAO, UN Women and WFP 

Geographical Area:    Borno State

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