For their lands to have the golden color of spikes, this is the most hopeful thing to the heart of each farmer, and until their hope becomes a reality, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent initiated to support farmers in Daraa Governorate by distributing the inputs of the grain grant 2020-2021 to 4,500 beneficiaries, with the beginning of Planting season.
18 areas will grow their land with wheat and barley
After the continuous work and efforts of the volunteers, the distribution of the grain grant was completed, which included providing wheat seeds to 3,000 beneficiaries and barley seeds to 1,500 beneficiaries, as each farmer received 200 kg of grain and 150 kg of fertilizer. this grant covered the following eighteen areas: (Kufr Nasij, Zimrin, Simlin, Jadiya, Deir Al-Adas, al-Sheikh Maskin, Al-Shailiya, Al-Delli, Al-Faqi’, Daraa Al-Balad, Al-Naima, Busra Al-Sham, Jamrin, Abu Katoula, Tessia, Ghasm, Samad, Ghabagheb).
Thr seeds grant completes its third year in Daraa
Following the great success and results achieved by the seeds grant during the past two years, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross, worked to provide a similar grant during this year to the governorate’s farmers, with the aim of contributing in providing a source of income that secures a decent life for them, noting that last year’s project included 3000 beneficiaries distributed within the 30 rural areas of eastern and western Daraa, as follows: (2000 beneficiaries got wheat seeds, 1000 beneficiaries got barley seeds).
Conditional grant to reach the most vulnerable people
Based on their responsibility to deliver aid to the people who need it most, volunteers worked to follow a set of criteria when selecting the beneficiaries of the seeds grant for the current year, and the following is a review of those criteria that are divided into mandatory and conditional:
1- Mandatory standards:
• That the family is not included and benefiting from similar programs and projects offered by other organizations.
• That the family adopts and practices agriculture as a main source of livelihood.
2- Conditional Criteria:
• The most vulnerable families headed by a women.
• Families that do not have a large source of income from formal jobs.
• Families with a high dependency ratio (no productive individual or only one productive individual)
• Families that do not have any other economic activities (store, harvester …)
• The generally vulnerable groups of agricultural families who live in the areas targeted by the agricultural program, and who have access to land not exceeding 1 hectare irrigated or 3 hectares of Rainfed land.