Agricultural Support to Farmers- Phase III

Restoring the agriculture sector in Raqqa governorate is critical to stabilization efforts, to enhance  the resilience of returning populations, and to improve food production after many years of conflict. The SRTF’s support to the agriculture sector started in July 2018 under phase I of it’s “Agricultural Support to Farmers- intervention” intervention. The work was expanded into Phase II in November and with this newly approved Phase III, the SRTF will scale assistance to additional farmer cooperatives, using learned best practices from Phase I and II including sourcing quality inputs, and accelerated delivery and implementation timelines. 

 

Phase III of the intervention will introduce a new technical support component to bolster the administrative capacity of all approved cooperatives.  This will allow the SRTF MU to better enable cooperatives to be responsive to member farmers and to collaborate with other organizations that may be able to provide complimentary support. It will use the existing farmers’ cooperatives to funnel agricultural tools, inputs and equipment to their member farmers. The cooperatives will then provide the inputs to participating farmers. For the large equipment (tractors, harvesters, balers, etc.), the assets will reside with the area cooperative to support future planting/harvesting cycles. These activities will complement the agricultural support being provided under other assistance programs, thus creating a comprehensive package that can support the resumption of local agricultural activities, markets, and economies. Technical inputs, like civil works, tools, and expert advisors, will also be provided to enhance farming capacity on associated hectares. This support may include sub-contracting to local companies to clean and repair tertiary canals that directly impact member farmers.  

 

Worth EUR 9,17 million, the intervention, final in a three-phase plan, is estimated  to benefit 2,071 local farmers, their households and associated workers and cultivate over 7,103 hectares of land which will  strengthen the local economy with increased food security.

 

For further information on the project, please see:

The SRTF Announces Approval of Phase Three of its Stabilization Efforts in Areas Liberated from Daesh in Raqqa Governorate

Agriculture Support to Farmers in Raqqa Governorate – Phase II

Agricultural Support to Farmers in Raqqa Governorate

 

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http://www.srtfund.org

 

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