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F.a: Resilience and Livelihood Programme


01/23 - 12/23


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In Senegal, climate change is a serious threat, as evidenced by the reduction in rainfall, heavy and the short duration of rainfall, as well as rising average temperatures. The negative consequences of climate change are numerous: coastal erosion, desertification, declining mangrove forests and agricultural and pastureland, declining access to irrigation and drinking water, and declining food security. In addition, vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities and women, face various barriers and constraints in accessing basic social services and in land ownership. The Foundiougne area is a remote and poor area and the food security of the population is threatened due to low and decreasing livelihood opportunities. The role of women in the family food economy is significant and women in particular need training in increasing the productivity of home gardens. The soil is heavily salted and impoverished, and the forest cover is scarce. During the rainy season, water is usually abundant, but it is not used in the longer run and most of the water is wasted. There are only a few disability services in the area and the social and health sector services are inadequate. At the heart of the project is adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, improving food security and reducing livelihood risks. As a result of the project, the living conditions of the people in the Foundiougne area is improved. Vulnerable groups are empowered, and their resilience increased based on a rights-based approach. The project strengthens the adaptability and resilience of the population in the target area, with a special focus on marginalized groups of people, such as women, children and people with disabilities. The impact and livelihoods of these groups is strengthened through the development of organic farming methods, techniques and know-how. The availability of fresh water and food security for households in the project area is improved. The area's recycling and waste management becomes more efficient. The realization of fundamental rights is strengthened, and income opportunities are growing. The rights holders of the project are children, women, men and persons with disabilities in the area. The implementing partner is the Lutheran Church of Senegal, which is a long-term partner of Felm and has a well-established presence in the country.