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Agriculture and Livestock Support for Syrian People

June 2015 - March 2019

Project Summary

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: 
  • Improving the livelihood and the resilience of the rural population through the strengthening of agricultural production with short and medium term interventions

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

  • Supporting the rural communities’ livelihoods through increased agricultural and livestock production, improved access to services/inputs and operating value chains
  • Encouraging the reconciliation between the populations from different ethnic groups and religion by increasing dialogue, agricultural works and economic exchanges despite security problems in Syria

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

  • Assistance to the local communities through agriculture and livestock service centres in Syria  in order to increase the agriculture and livestock production
  • Remote technical assistance by international experts from CIHEAM Bari to Syrian technicians
  • Distribution of agricultural inputs in revolving funds
  • Re-activation of the veterinary services to prevent the most common livestock diseases
  • Updating and supporting the local technicians and the local administration to assist the local communities and to deliver agro-vet services
  • Setting up and supporting Syrian technicians’ associations
  • Income-generating activities (gender inclusive) for improving Syrian agricultural value chains

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • In-loco and remote technical assistance to local communities

Intervention managed from Turkey and Jordan

Source of funding : Italian Cooperation, DFID
Total budget : 5 500 000,00 €
Partners :
  • Local Council Administrations (LCAs) - Siria