Food Security and Livelihood

FSL Reports

  • Syrian Wheat Reality July 2016
  • Diseases of livestock in the northern Hama- March 2017
  • Wheat Project Life Cycle 2017
  • Wheat Project Infograph
  • FSL Definition

    The ACU pays most of its efforts towards the food security and livelihoods sector, through needs assessment, information management, coordination, monitoring & evaluation, management of sustainable projects and solutions and advocacy to mobilize efforts for mitigating the problems of low cultivated areas, livestock degradation, and high rates of poverty and unemployment.
    The Food Security and Livelihoods Program works to meet food needs and job opportunities by supporting agriculture, livestock and productive projects to achieve sustainability and create added value through the utilization of available resources.

  • Objectives

    • Contribute to improve food security.
    • Contribute to combat poverty.
    • Contribute to support the steadfastness of citizens and increase belonging to their lands.
    • Contribute to support the sustainable management and use of natural resources.
    • Focus on supporting strategic crops cultivation and supporting livestock breeding.
    • Support the cultivation of vegetable crops and gardens to achieve self-sufficiency in the besieged areas.
    • Contribute to protection against epidemic pandemics to conserve plant and animal wealth.
  • Basic Activities

    1 – Wheat purchase:

    The project aims at buying as much wheat as possible from farmers at subsidized prices.

    2- Flour drainage:

    The project aims at draining the amount of wheat stored from the purchase project gradually until the next harvest time.

    3- Wheat Support 2015-2016:

    The project supports farmers during the 2015-2016 agricultural seasons to stimulate agriculture and increase production in most of the besieged and un accessible areas.

    4 – The national campaign to combat the vole:

    This is a special campaign to provide the necessary pesticides that control the vole pest in cultivated lands and ensure access to good productivity of the crops.

    5- The national campaign to control the bug and rust:

    It works to provide the necessary pesticides to control the wheat bug and rust pests in cultivated lands and ensure good crops yield.

    6- Strategic stock supply in the besieged and threatened areas:

    This project works on providing a sufficient quantity of wheat or its products and store them in suitable conditions to be used only in cases of extreme need and avoid the famine caused by siege.

    7. Wheat project 2017:

    The project aims to support the planting of 8,000 hectares (80,000 dunums) of strategic wheat fields in 8 governorates during 2016/2017.
    The project supports wheat farmers to produce high-quality wheat that produces bread, improves food security and maintains local wheat varieties. It is coordinated in a partnership between the Qatar Red Crescent (QRC), the ACU an

    d the General Organization for Seed Multiplication (GOSM) and with the technical support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


    8. Egg production in the besieged areas:


    It aims at raising the white chickens and providing appropriate conditions to produce eggs continuously in the besieged areas, where the eggs are supplied to the local market, then the revenue is distributed at the poorest families.

    9 – Growing vegetables in the besieged areas:
    The project works on the cultivation of three types of vegetable crops namely tomato, pepper and eggplant and marketing them in the local market, consequently providing vegetables and job opportunities for citizens. The project rents are distributed to the poorest families.

    10 – Agricultural supplies center:

    The project works to support farmers and livestock breeders with agricultural inputs and livestock supplies at subsidized prices.

    11. Animal Husbandry:

    The project aims at supporting livestock breeders through the provision of feed at subsidized prices through the General Establishment for Fodder.