- Restoration of crop production, food security and livelihoods in areas affected by the locust upsurge will be achieved through the following interventions: –
- Provision of crop-based inputs that are specific to the needs of the beneficiaries to enable them re-establish crops that were adversely affected by locust invasion. The inputs will include suitable seeds, fertilizers and pesticides (both production and post-harvest).
- Support households to establish low capital enterprises to provide quick incomes, such as kitchen gardens to enhance the beneficiaries’ nutrition and incomes.
- Promotion of alternative livelihoods for income generation, food security and resilience – such as sorghum and millet production.
- Promote fruit and vegetable production, through small irrigation equipments/facilities.
- Capacity development on production and post-harvest management.
- Linkages to service providers – farmers will be linked to existing POs and other service providers for services such as produce aggregation, value addition and market access.
- Establish/improve storage capacity for farm produce.
- Promote alternate technologies, innovations and management practices to improve soil fertility and water retention.
Crops that enhance the pollinator insect populations will also be promoted.