University of Khartoum

فعالية البرنامج الخاص للأمن الغذائي (الفاو) في سد العجز الغذائي (2003-2009) دراسة حالة محلية شيكان بولاية شمال كردفان

فعالية البرنامج الخاص للأمن الغذائي (الفاو) في سد العجز الغذائي (2003-2009) دراسة حالة محلية شيكان بولاية شمال كردفان

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Title: فعالية البرنامج الخاص للأمن الغذائي (الفاو) في سد العجز الغذائي (2003-2009) دراسة حالة محلية شيكان بولاية شمال كردفان
Author: عواطف ابوزيد محمد ابوزيد
Abstract: The present research focuses on the Special Food Security Program in North Kordofan State-Sheakan Locality. The program aimed to cover food shortage in successive food deficiency areas which are financed by Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO). The program provided finance and some technologies for economic and social changes in the project area. The research aimed to answer specific questions that emphasize the program effectiveness in the project area and its contribution in enhancing production of small producers and assessment of the program impacts on improvement of household income and living standards. The research adopted descriptive and analytical statistical approaches to evaluate the program’s impacts on production in the project. The primary data was collected by a questionnaire and the secondary data was collected from various sources that include reports, books, scientific papers, previous studies...etc. The findings have shown that the Special Food Security Program had achieved some of its objectives in the project area (Shekan Locality- North Kordofan state) by increasing the crops production and adopting new technologies, compared to the period before implementation of the project. The project contributed to an increase in income by 34%, which implies an improvement of livelihoods, nutrition situation and poverty reduction, in addition to establishment of farmers’ schools, which in turn raised the capacity building and enhanced social linkage among project beneficiaries. The revolving fund recorded the highest contribution in finance (90%). The research recommend supporting of the Agricultural Finance, especially microfinance, to face the agricultural operations through the establishment of the specialized banks branches in microfinance to facilitate the access of agricultural finance to the farmers in the project area, in addition to continuity and sustainability of the Revolving Fund, continuity of agricultural extension through Farmers Schools in the project area to train small producers in application of new technologies in agricultural and animal production to improve production, meet the households’ consumptions and market the surplus. Finally, it’s recommended to replicate the experience of the Special Program for Food Security in other areas to benefit from its successful experience.
Description: 87 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/17180
Date: 2015-11-17


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