Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) is supporting a local implementing partner with a three-year livelihoods project in two sub-districts of the Ash Shamayatayn district, Taiz governorate, Yemen.
There are a range of complex issues that vulnerable communities in these districts face, including water scarcity and farming practices that don’t allow families to grow sufficient food. More broadly, an eight-year civil war, which has damaged infrastructure and crippled government services and the economy, has resulted in significant food insecurity issues.
The project aims to build sustainable food security and economic resilience through the provision of agricultural and livestock kits and associated training; material and cash-for-work on food security-oriented community rehabilitation projects; practical training courses relating to sustainable and advanced principles of agricultural and livestock management; female-focused training covering sustainable livelihood practices such as kitchen gardening and handicraft / sewing skills; and new forms of food security and livelihood-generating opportunities via household-based micro-husbandry provision and training.
The project will target 1,250 households (approximately 8,125 people).