Based on several standards and information collected by livelihoods team, the final stage of the home gardens project has been reached as the team visited various families to evaluate the project’s achievements and see how they benefited of its production regarding the quality and quantity. 1500 families in Swaida Governorate benefited from this project, which SARC and ICRC launched to empower displaced and affected families.
200 Kg of barley seeds and 150 kg of fertilizers (superphosphate) are a portion for each beneficiary of the barley seeds and fertilizer project, which was launched by the livelihoods support team at SARC-Swaida Branch. The project is supported by ICRC and in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform. It targeted 1500 families in 22 villages and towns in Swaida governorate and aimed to support affected familiesو help them to generate an adequate income and turn to self-sufficiency. Livelihoods support team finished both, the assessment and the introduction of the project phases through field visits and direct meetings with beneficiaries during the last month.
The joy of this family living in Qnawat Village reflects the aim of the home gardens project where the land surrounding their house will become a source of self-sufficiency. The project launched by livelihoods team at SARC-Swaida branch in cooperation with ICRC includes a distribution of agricultural equipment, fertilizer and winter vegetable seeds such as (beans – peas – spinach – parsley – cabbage) for the displaced and affected families in Swaida. The home gardens project is designed to cover 1500 families in 19 villages.
After finishing the chickpea and fertilizer project, the livelihoods support team at SARC-Swaida Branch started working on the home gardens project. They carried out the assessment phase that included field visits covering 157 families in 19 villages in order to evaluate their situation. On the next stages process of distribution primary agricultural hand tools, winter vegetable seeds and fertilizer will be done to 1500 displaced and affected families. It is worth to mention that this project is supported by ICRC. Syrian Arab Red Crescent will continue its missions of supporting livelihoods and encourage families towards self-sufficiency.