Resilience Building Disaster Response
We aim to integrate resilience in our interventions to reduce the impacts of the conflicts or disasters through preparedness and response action. This will ensure that our communities are able to bounce back to their normal lives. Moreover, due to the high levels of poverty, economic empowerment is key towards the reduction in conflict hence we aim to link our communities with financial institutions that offer financial training and management skills such as table banking.
This will contribute towards self-reliance, financial stability hence strengthened communities. In an effort to increasing the resilience to shock through re-building the asset level of drought affected areas, the program seeks to support farmers in irrigation and Micro-finance. The intervention of Programs seeks to tackle the root causes of hunger-problems of access and production. Encompassing a wide array of activities customized to meet a community’s specific needs, the program is designed to bolster agricultural production, jumpstart local market activity, support micro-enterprise initiatives, and otherwise enhance a vulnerable community’s access to sustainable sources of food and income.
ASDEF believes that, a self-resilient community is a self-reliant community.
The main problems/key issues that would be dealt with under this include amongst others livestock diseases control and management, marketing, pasture depletion/environmental degradation, loss of herds to raids and deaths and changing pastoralist lifestyles and its impacts on livestock management. The objective under this sub program is to develop livestock production into an economically viable & sustainable livelihood economy for the pastoralist community through improved and increased livestock production and better market access to livestock and livestock products.
ASDEF shall adopt the following overall strategies for livestock development sub program:
- Utilization of indigenous traditional methods and/or structures as development avenues.
- Establishing linkages with other stakeholders/institutions e.g. line ministries.
- Community empowerment (environmental conservation/management, breeding etc).
- Develop the Livestock sector as a major economic mainstay of the pastoralists.
- Peace building initiatives including applying the do-no-harm principles.
The following broad activities shall be implemented under livestock development sub program under the various indicated drought cycle management phases:
- I) Preparedness/Normalcy phase
- Livestock breeding
- Range management
- Create market linkages and provide market information.
- Livestock marketing groups formation and management.
- Village community banking (VICOBA) model support for livestock and livestock related products groups.
- Facilitate extension services, drugs availability and disease control
- Facilitate the establishment of marketing yards and construction of abattoirs.
- Facilitate formation/train community groups (disease monitoring committees, para-vets).
- ii) Emergency phase
- De- stocking.
- Supplementary feeding (livestock feeds)
- Mass treatment of livestock.
- Food Voucher/Food for Work