In an effort to support animal breeders in the countryside of Daraa and help them protect their livelihoods, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent initiative came to contribute in this by distributing the first batch of the fodder grant to 150 breeders in:( Busra al-Sham, Samej and al-Sumaqyat in the eastern countryside of Daraa, with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Multiple Input Grant
In continuation of the series of grants and projects provided by the Livelihoods Program, the volunteers of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent worked to distribute the first batch of the grant, which included delivering the sheep and goat breeders the following multiple materials: (600 kg of feed, 200 kg of barley, 9 Hydroponic trays). this project also includes Training sessions to teach the method of barley Hydroponic with the distribution of the second batch of inputs containing 300 kg of fodder, in addition to following up the beneficiaries throughout the project period.
Basic assessment criteria for the distribution
Based on their duty to meet the needs of the most vulnerable groups, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers selected the animal breeders who would benefit from the fodder grant based on the following criteria:
1- Mandatory standards:
• Breeders of livestock who have no more than 12 sheep and goats.
• Families facing challenges in providing feed for their animals.
• Families that mainly depend on sheep and goat products as a source of income.
• Provide adequate and suitable space to store the provided feed safely.
• Availability of a suitable place to establish the feed production system with water trays.
• Families who are not included in similar programs.
2- Additional selection criteria:
• Families with a high dependency ratio (one or no breadwinner).
• Families that contain individuals with special needs, such as people with disabilities.
• The most economically vulnerable families, such as low income, to meet the expenses of basic needs.