Baseline Study Report
In Early 2019, MA’AN Development Center received financial grant to implement a food security project that aims to combat poverty, reduce food insecurity, and build resilience for vulnerable populations in the south Hebron Governorate through basic agriculture and herding. The project aims to alleviate poverty among acutely vulnerable Palestinian households, particularly, prioritizing female-headed households, across four targeted areas to cope with prolonged food security threats and shocks including preventative measures to settler violence and rehabilitation of productive assets through a Cash for Work (CFW) model when possible based on individual cases.
The project intends to work in the district of Yatta, targeting four vulnerable communities and villages including sub-communities, namely; Jinba area (BerAled, Ber Algawanmeh), Mirkez, Halaweh, Tuba area (Isfey Al foqa, Isfey Al Tehta). The project is designed to:
- Increase the communities’ resilience and alleviate poverty by increasing access to agricultural, land, and water resources,
- Improve livelihoods and food security of targeted vulnerable families and increase protection of women tending the livestock by rehabilitating protective animals’ shelters.
The Four targeted communities were selected in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Project Preparation Department during the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) concept development phase, and confirmed by the directorate of agriculture during the development phase, in order to ensure that the most vulnerable communities are targeted and to avoid any duplication between the MoA and coordinating NGOs. The Ministry of Agriculture and the governorate offices identified this intervention as a top priority for farmers’ livelihood and steadfastness. The Ministry of Agriculture's assessment was used as a base for conducting the verification; however upon a detailed verification it is possible that will increase/decrease as per the detailed assessment at the start of the project.
This top priority project is expected to build the resilience of vulnerable farmers prone to limited access to resources. This project will build the resilience of the farmers in order for them to be better able to cope with protracted shocks, particularly occupational shocks. The intervention will support farmers in protecting their livelihood including agriculture, land, and road rehabilitation/opening, increasing the farmers’ access to their resources and the rehabilitation of waterwells/spring. The intervention will have a direct and immediate impact on protecting and stabilizing the livelihood of vulnerable farmers.
Complete applications should be submitted in English to the following address in two separate sealed and stamped envelopes; one for the technical offer and the other for the financial offer.
MA’AN Development Center
Al-Masyoun, Al-Nahdah building, 5th Floor (above Bravo supermarket)
Tel: 00970 - 2 - 2954451 Extension 109 / 120
Closing date for submission of the application package is end of business day on: July 10, 2019.
***Attachments: supporting document - logic model