Enhancing Food Security and Improving Livelihoods

January 9, 2024

Habsha happy and proud to harvest corn from her land

©UNDP Syria - Abdalmalek Alabdalaa

Habsha is 45 years old from Deir EzZour and has seven family members to support. climate-smart Habsha is one of 207 farmers in Deir EzZour who were trained in growing hybrid yellow maize and supported in procuring the necessary inputs for rehabilitating their land and enhancing its productivity.“Agriculture is our main source of income, but water is scarce, and so is the grazing area for our animals”. “Corn production in the past required significant amounts of water. Through the project we were trained on how to reduce water consumption for corn crops and utilize crop residues to create an organic fertilizer and feed the livestock,” said Habsha. 

 

Financed through the Funding Window, the United Nations Development Programme is not piloting It is also advancing women's empowerment as both beneficiaries and active participants in the project by equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to broaden their economic horizons. agricultural techniques to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in the targeted communities. It is also advancing women's empowerment as being both beneficiaries and active participants in the project by equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to broadened their economic horizons.

©UNDP Syria - Abdalmalek Alabdalaa

Habsha was able to plant ten dunums of hybrid maize this year. “Thanks to the project, we earned enough income to enable us to rent an apartment for my daughters who are currently studying at university,” she said.