Last updated: 07/3/2024

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The objective of the programme is to empower the poor and vulnerable but viable farmer households with agricultural inputs and livelihood skills to improve their productivity with the ultimate goal of enhancing their food, nutrition and income security for self-sustainability and poverty reduction. 

Programme components
 (i) Rainfed Cropping. Beneficiaries are supported with a food security pack which consists of fertilizers (Compound D and Urea) and seeds (cereal and legume) to cultivate on approximately 3 limas (3/4 hectare) for 2 consecutive years in the rain season. (ii) Wetland Cropping. Beneficiaries are supported with a food security pack which consists of fertilizer (D Compound and Urea) and seed (cereal and vegetable) to cultivate 1 lima in winter for 2 consecutive years in the winter season (iii) Alternative Livelihood Initiative. Provision of non-crop agricultural inputs emphasizing on small livestock and poultry such as goats, sheep and chickens and other food security enhancing projects such as hammer mills and maize shellers.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Target groups
Poor and vulnerable but viable farmer households, women, children under 5 years of age, orphan and vulnerable children, persons with disabilities, terminally ill person, elderly, unemployed.
Eligibility criteria
The programme targets vulnerable but viable farmer households who meet all the primary and at least one secondary selection criteria. Primary selection criteria: (i) adequate own labour provided by the household, (ii) access to land of size between ½ and 2 hectares and (iii) household head or breadwinner not in gainful employment. Secondary selection criteria: (i) female headed household, (ii) child headed household, (iii) disabled headed household, (iv) household keeping orphans or abandoned children, (v) household with more than 7 members, (vi) household with child or children under 5 years of age, (vii) household headed by a terminally ill person, (viii) household headed by a person aged 65 years and above, (ix) household headed by unemployed (15 – 35 years)

Coverage and other information

Amount of benefits
 (i) Rainfed Cropping. Beneficiaries are supported with a food security pack which consists of fertilizers (Compound D and Urea) and seeds (cereal and legume) to cultivate on approximately 3 limas (3/4 hectare) for 2 consecutive years in the rain season. (ii) Wetland Cropping. Beneficiaries are supported with a food security pack which consists of fertilizer (D Compound and Urea) and seed (cereal and vegetable) to cultivate 1 lima in winter for 2 consecutive years in the winter season (iii) Alternative Livelihood Initiative. Provision of non-crop agricultural inputs emphasizing on small livestock and poultry such as goats, sheep and chickens and other food security enhancing projects such as hammer mills and maize shellers.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
For 2 consecutive years in the rain and winter seasons for the components Rainfed Cropping and Wetland Cropping, respectively.