S.O.S Urgent Solidarity

The objective of this agricultural project and specifically production of vegetables

 

The project aims to meet the immediate and post-emergency needs of the population of Niamey in Niger, which is suffering from extreme food shortages. Food shortages in the country is a more structural issue than one of conjecture , and although it requires a short-term response, it is also essential to strengthen the resilience of the affected population and local strategies, and take steps to ensure the availability of food at moderate prices. These conditions are essential to enable effective early recovery, and also ensure food security of beneficiaries in the short and long term.

The objective of this agricultural project and specifically production of vegetables, condiments and peanuts is to increase production with the application of science and technology, with the help of new technologies that are used worldwide today and are put into practice for optimal yields of each crop and variety according to their productive potential. Production will include vegetable crops, spices and peanuts and others with nutritional benefits. Plus 0.15 hectares for the production of seedlings in nurseries that will be offered to other producers across the country according to their order. Remar also specialize in the production of seed quality for future crops, where germination and varietal purity is maintained in each seed. This is obtained by controlling the operations and using the correct production techniques without being aggressive to the environment.

 

The project will comply with the following: construction of a storage shed for machinery, grain, seeds, and fertilizers etc. The owned land will become a production unit for agricultural crops and native species: peanut, tomato, cowpea, onion, potato, rice, corn, millet, sesame, mango, the estimated annual output is about 40 tons. Food will be distributed to areas of intervention through soup kitchens, foster homes welcomed by Remar and extremely poor villages. It will support local producers in their efforts to fight for the food needs of their respective regions, we will provide logistical and technical support for small farmers to optimize production and make their facilities more viable and sustainable. These small farmers receive technical advice from experts in agriculture so they can make the best use of their land.

Finally, REMAR NIGER will sign an agreement with farmers to buy all its products (fertilizers, seeds, etc.) at reasonable prices in order to guarantee a decent income and simultaneously improve their economic situation. Another important project is to establish direct contacts with the targeted populations. On this occasion, we will proceed to identify the poorest families and distribute food resources for them. Targeted populations shall receive training on food hygiene techniques, the management of village pumps so that they do not spread disease. Special emphasis will be placed on the detection and treatment of malnourished children. Your support will provide doctors and nurses at the REMAR field hospital (hospital bus). Synergies will be created with other partners, donor agencies, associations of producers and consumers and Niger ministries.
This section will be completed by one of the flagship activities of REMAR: creating soup kitchens in which we distribute free healthy food. The latest instalment of this project is intended to strengthen the institutional capacity for the prevention and management of food crises. In this context, rural, provincial and community agents will be trained by experts. In addition, the implementation of this project will last 24 months ultimately reducing the risk of outbreaks of food insecurity in Nyamei. The success of the operation will facilitate their replication in other high risk areas.

 

Beneficiary Population

It is mainly women and children that migrate from the countryside to cities. Despite the conflicts in neighbouring countries, famine and shortages, the general population flee without plans for the future. Food insecurity hits the most vulnerable regardless of gender, although the analysis suggests to us that children, especially those under five and women of childbearing age who live in situations of marginalization have more problems of malnutrition. In addition many face problems such as stereotypes, discrimination, major deficiencies in education, lack of opportunities, low self-esteem and limited social-emotional skills. They need help and support to identify their skills and use them in the development of productive activities to improve community nutrition and living conditions.

Beneficiaries / as 30,000 Direct

• 2,000 men in the area
• 13,000 women of all ages, 65% of them at a childbearing age
• 15,000 children aged 0-17 years, 50 % are under 5 years old.
• Farmers with small land that are self-sufficient

Indirect beneficiaries:

• Families of the direct beneficiaries.
•3000 beneficiaries / in other Remar programs (soup kitchens, medical centres, children's homes, prison canteens and schools)
•Restarting widespread consumption (suppliers of building materials, local trade purchase of inputs for the operation, planting and production etc).
•Public and private entities that buy the products.
• Professionals who teach in our workshops
• The community of the area surrounding the project.
• Society on a whole

General Objective
Ensure food security in at risk areas of Niger.

Specific objective
Reduce the risk of malnutrition and its consequences in Nyamei

Explanation: Providing affordable agricultural products to the people of Nyamei, by working the land with a focus on cultivating what is appropriate to the area, reducing the risk of malnutrition and its consequences in the region.

Indicators: Construction of warehouses, preparing the land, purchase of: tools, vehicles, machinery, fertilizers, seeds. Hiring specialized technical personnel in the region, courses for operatives, food distribution

Hypothesis

• The list of crops in one hectare will be occupied by those who do not interfere with vegetative development by alternating and staggering the crops. This will harness the full capacity of production cycle’s stonemason will be made, following the alternatives and rotational techniques.
• The project will ensure close ties with the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Director.

 

 

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