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BENEFICIARIES

Agricultural Projects*
Grantee Project Purpose Location(s) Beneficiaries Funding Timeline
CARE USA Rural Micro Credit This project made sustainable improvements in the living conditions and social statusof poor farmers in the Atakora region and Natitingu and Kuanda districts. The projecttargeted developing additional opportunities for women in agriculture by increasingaccess to financial services. Benin 8,000 $165,066 Apr/2007
1 Year
CARE USA Olima Wo Suka Conservation and Farming This supplement to the original Olima Wo Suka project targets female farmers byproviding extension workers and addressing gender issues. These funds are aimedat supporting the project’s progress to increase crop yields and incomes of smallholderfarmers in six districts of the Nampula province. Mozambique 33,750 $495,050 May/2007
3 Years
CARE USA Livelihood Development and Farmland Protection This project minimized livelihood vulnerability from floods and increased accessto safe drinking water in rural areas. It improved flood control measures in orderto reduce vulnerability to the loss of livelihoods, agricultural and household assets,farmlands and crops from future floods. Somalia 60,000 $292,432 May/2007
1 Year
International Women’s Media Foundation Agriculture, Rural Development and Women: Enhancing and Increasing African NewsMedia Coverage This project increases and helps sustain accurate, consistent and more rigorousnews media reporting on agriculture and rural development. The project incorporateswomen’s roles, challenges, needs and solutions in the coverage of agriculture andrural economies and develops gender equity in the newsroom. Africa 1,000 $2,482,230 May/2007
4 Years
CARE USA Northern Inhambane Conservation Farming This project improves the livelihood security of smallholder farmers in the Govuro,Onhassoro and Vilankulos districts of the Inhambane province by introducing improvedand sustainable soil fertility and water management systems and by increasing theadoption of drought-tolerant crop varieties. Mozambique 18,000 $2,115,736 June/2007
4 Years
SOS Sahel International UK Reduction of Natural Resource- Based Conflict in South Kordofan This program extended the work previously completed in northern Kordofan and continuedto work with the poor and marginalized dry land dwellers to promote their rightsand livelihoods, reduce inequalities and enhance sustainability. Sudan 16,800 $333,288 June/2007
1 Year
United Nations World Food Programme Food for Assets This program increased availability of locally produced food, improved skills forenvironmentally friendly agricultural production, and increased income, communityparticipation and ownership while decreasing poaching. Zambia 45,000 $1,135,617 June/2007
1 Year
CARE USA Conservation Agriculture in Huila Province This project attempts to substantially improve the agriculture productivity andeconomic livelihoods of people in communities with high numbers of ex-combatantsby introducing conservation agriculture techniques and village savings and loansprograms. Angola 8,800 $1,404,654 Aug/2007
3 Years
United Nations World Food Programme COMACO This project produced environmentally acceptable commodities, creating new productswith sufficient quality and added value to drive markets while reducing a rangeof transaction costs through increased cooperation among producers. It promotedsynergies between conservation and rural development through a careful selectionof commodities and production practices that enhanced both producer income and naturalresource management. Zambia 48,000 $1,161,736 Oct/2007
1 Year
United Nations World Food Programme Purchase for Progress This initiative leveraged food assistance programs in support of smallholder farmerswith innovations in food procurement and market development. The focus was to improveincome and provide incentive for increased production. Africa TBD $2,117,122 Oct/2007
1 Year

*As of January 1, 2009.