Component 2: Livelihoods Protection and Restoration

The objective of this component is to support DL affected households to restore their productive assets for enhanced adaptation and resilience. The component will support initiatives to enhance access to food and to rehabilitate food production systems and livelihoods that have been damaged by DL swarms. The achievement of this objective will be assessed through tracking affected crop and livestock-holding households receiving input packets, emergency feed and fodder seeds and those receiving replacement livestock

To safeguarding food security and protecting human capital, the project will support protection of the poor and vulnerable households in locust affected areas from livelihood and asset loss, by enhancing the purchasing power to meet food and other basic needs. The beneficiaries will be identified and linked to ministries and departments responsible for social protection. Direct support will be given in form of livestock feed, fodder and seeds. The project will also support vulnerable households through linkages to ELRP’s community micro projects and subprojects to provide both skilled and unskilled labour for cash (cash for work programs) to smoothen consumption

The component will promote the adoption of climate-smart crop and livestock practices for reduced GHG emissions, enhanced resilience, through the implementation of livelihood support/diversification initiatives. Livelihood diversification will emphasize alternative livelihood activities that are less dependent on changes in weather and climate variability. The areas of support will include:-:- i) crops and livestock TIMPs/packets to restore livelihoods; ii) Community projects to rehabilitate degraded pasture and crop lands, enhancing storage capacity for feed and produce; iii) strengthen producer organizations to upscale their operations – input bulk purchasing;  storage, value addition, marketing;  iv) emergency response for immediate restoration of pastures, food security v)Livelihood diversification will emphasize alternative livelihood activities

The livelihood rehabilitation activities will include: –

  1. Pasture and forage restoration in areas impacted by the locust upsurge
  2. Facilitation of animal re-stocking with climate-resilient and stress tolerant breeds
  3. Crop restoration in areas impacted by the locust upsurge