VSF Switzerland - Livelihood Puntland Somalia
Somalia continues to face food insecurity with more than 860'000 people in need of assistance. One of the identified reasons for this is the lack of adequate veterinary health service causing not only a decrease of available food for the local population but also hampering the high-potential livestock exports, preventing the country to develop. With this intervention along with its partner VSF, SDC aims to improve veterinary services in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland, thus improving the main livelihood of its inhabitants.
Horn von Afrika
Humanitäre Hilfe & DRR
Wiederaufbau und Wiedereingliederung
- 48'000 livestock owners (8'000 HH),
- 100 Nomadic Animal Health Auxiliaries
- 10 Veterinary drug store owners,
- 40 Public and private veterinarians and veterinary assistants.
- Other Academic Research North
- Vétérinaires sans Frontières Suisse
Somalia, mainly characterized by drylands, is struggling with recurrent climatic shocks such as droughts and floods with increasing frequency. In addition to weak institutions, these factors have caused food insecurity to become a major threat to the country's population and is also hampering the country's high-potential livestock sector. The semi-autonomous state of Puntland heavily depends on livestock both for export and subsistence. The pastoral areas of Puntland are characterized by inadequate or total absence of veterinary services, due to brain-drain and limited veterinary education possibilities.
Enhanced livelihoods due to improved livestock production arising from better animal health services
The main beneficiaries for this project are the pastoralists and veterinary service providers (Public and private) in the three regions of Puntland:
Total: 48,150 beneficiaries.
Outcome 1: Reduced livestock disease burden on pastoralists of Puntland
Outcome 2: Strengthened capacity of public and private animal health providers
Output 1.1: Improved access to veterinary services
Output 1.2: Increased awareness on zoonotic diseases
Output 2.1: NAHAs and local vet pharmacies receive training to improve their capacity to provide veterinary services
Output 2.2: Public and private vets/vet assistants adequately equipped with the knowledge required for control of livestock diseases
Resultate von früheren Phasen:
The two previous phases (ER-SOLAFA)1 mainly focused on IDPs and food aid because of the humanitarian needs resulting from the 2010/11 drought. However, previous VSF Puntland Pastoral Project (PPP), co-funded by SDC resulted in the establishment of private veterinary service delivery in pastoral areas through a network of NAHAs2 and veterinary drug stores. Ten veterinary drug stores were established, six of them providing services in different areas of Puntland. The external evaluation of ER-SOLAFA assessed the network of NAHAs established by the PPP project positively and recommended the strengthening of this network for future phases.
Ausländische Hochschul- und Forschungsinstitution
|Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren||
UNOCHA (Food security cluster)
NGO Consortium Puntland
Ministry of Livestock and Animal Husbandry (MoLAH)
Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC)
Puntland Livestock Professional Associations (PULPA)
Sheik Veterinarian school
Somali Livelohood and food Assistance project (ECHO, SDC)
VSF Switzerland Ethiopia Livelihood project
Food Security Cluster Somalia
|Budget||Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF 520'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF 500'161 Projekttotal seit Anfangsphase Schweizer Beitrag CHF 920'000 Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF 1'440'000|
Phase 3 15.05.2014 - 15.10.2015 (Completed)Phase 2 01.04.2012 - 31.03.2014 (Completed)