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FINAL PROJECT REPORT Enhancing Rural Livelihood Initiative Project Qaloocato And Galoolay Settlements Odweine District Togdheer Region Funded by Development Fund from January 01, 2011 – July 31, 2011


ADO had been in partnership with DF for the last 3 years. Starting from 2009 up to now, ADO had successfully implemented two projects with DF in the agriculture sector. The main objective of the implemented projects were to increase local food production capacities and raise the income levels of 100 returnee farmers in Gatiitaly agro-pastoral settlement in 2009. Apart from this in 2010 ADO undertook another project in Galooley and Galoocato valleys that aimed to improve the livelihood opportunities, resilience and food security of rural communities (men, women and children) through the adoption of more productive and sustainable resource management practices that are technically feasible and socio-economically viable. 

During the implementation of the approved project, labor opportunities for the poor had created temporary income opportunities for their families and provide support for their livelihoods. Supply of locally produced food in local market of poor female-headed households had ensured access to cheaper food items and improved the nutritional status. Farmer technical skills and knowledge in appropriate farming were promoted so as to increase crop production capacity, through the conduct of training workshop and extension services. Farmers’ institutional capacities were strengthened in order to enable and facilitate farming communities to make improvements in communication among themselves and knowledge sharing. The average size of farm holdings in rain-fed farms per household is estimated at about 2 hectares with large differences in the average yields in different regions due to the rainfall and soil productivity variations. The main crops grown in the rain-fed fields were sorghum, maize and minor crops of cowpeas water melon, groundnuts and sesame that are intercropped in most parts.  During this period ADO had implemented projects in crop production, improved farms infrastructure, farmer’s skills promotion and development of farmer associations to advocate for their rights.  Finally in this year ADO had incorporated and provided a small revolving loan to poor women headed households to enable them to generate additional income for their family members. This new component had proved to be highly successful and will lead to the achievement of the anticipated results.


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sustainable development, peace and
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To create better opportunities for
both the urban and rural poor through
sustainable and participatory development
approaches in order to sustain livelihoods.

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