Project information

Improving Food Security of Rural Families in Gaza

This project will improve food security conditions for 51 families (351 individuals) in the middle and southern region by improving access to agricultural infrastructure through the establishment of home gardens and domestic farms.

August 2011 - February 2012

Charity information: Welfare Association

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  • Need

    Need

    The poverty rate is significant and increasing in the Middle and South Governorates of Gaza, after years of the effect of the blockade, and protracted violence on the whole of Gaza, which has caused mass unemployment and crippled the economy. Marginalized rural families have been particularly affected and have few income opportunities other than agriculture. Their food security has been threatened since they cannot purchase the full amount of needed food.

    Solution

    Training will be implemented for the farmers in environmental awareness and techniques such as pest control and water management.

    Programme Goal:
    To maximize existing resources to provide minimum food security to rural marginalised families.

    Objectives:
    To rebuild agricultural infrastructure for 51 rural families to increase their food self-sufficiency, specifically home gardens and small domestic farms, for primarily female-headed families.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve food security conditions for 51 families (351 individuals) in the middle and southern region

    Activities

    » Improving access to agricultural infrastructure through the establishment of home gardens and domestic farms.
    » Materials and equipment such as water tanks, water pumps, and drip irrigation systems, and fruit trees will be purchased, distributed and planted.
    » Animal husbandry will be promoted, as a completion of the food resources cycle, by purchasing breeding cages and animals and distributing these.
    » Training will be implemented for the farmers in environmental awareness and techniques such as pest control and water management.

    Success will be...Increased food security, families will become increasingly nourished /sustained on the animal, and vegetable production from their own gardens and farms.


  • Impact

    Impact

    By providing reports for all donors/funders involved, with the outcomes detailing where every dollar/pound of their money is spent. The project in itself is sustainable enabling 351 individuals to live more independently by providing for themselves and the local community.

    Risk

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    Reporting

    Large donors and funders of this project will receive reports on the project detailing the result of our activities, and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans. Smaller donations will receive our newsletter.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £49,597

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      Amount Heading Description
      £13,292 51 Home Gardens Setting up agricultural network, Water pumps, Water tanks Trees and seeds (20 types per homegarden)
      £22,250 51 Farms of Poultry and Rabbit Poultry, Rabbits, Cages, Poultry farm, Animal feed
      £8,899 Admin/Environmental Trainers Training materials for home gardens Training materials for farms Training hall Refreshments
      £5,156 Operational/running costs Field engineer, Transportation, Communication
  • Background

    Location

    The poverty rate is significant and increasing in the Middle and South Governorates of Gaza, after years of the effect of the blockade, and protracted violence on the whole of Gaza, which has caused mass unemployment and crippled the economy. Marginalized rural families have been particularly affected and have few income opportunities other than agriculture.

    Beneficiaries

    This project will improve food security conditions for 51 families (351 women, men and children) in the middle and southern region by improving access to agricultural infrastructure through the establishment of home gardens and domestic farms. . Many families in the targeted area are female-headed, have lost their means of income, and are particularly in need but have at least 150-300 square meters of usable land.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our projects are implemented in co-operation with our partner NGOs and field offices in Palestine and Lebanon and are extremely important as this mechanism enables Welfare Association to work with the most marginalised communities and sectors of society in appropriate and costeffective ways, and also ensures full consultation with NGO training opportunities and skills upgrading where possible. This contributes to sustainability, enabling the continuation of services when projects and funding end

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    People

    Palestinian Hydrology Group For Water And Environmental Resources Development.

    The Palestinian Hydrology Group (PHG) has implemented a number of large food security projects in Gaza over the past 5 years - they are our partners.

    Stuart Alexander

    Communications / Support - Will be approaching donors and trusts in order to maximize income, as well as promoting the project online.