Since 2000, North Darfur has experienced five consecutive years of drought, which has been exacerbated by climate change.
No water equates to no chance. Animals die, crops fail and families are forced to move in search of water. Low rainfall means low crop yields: whole generations are now dependent on food aid.
This project will provide 70,000 Darfuri people with the skills, opportunities and technologies to grow their own food and reclaim their dignity.
This project supplies the water, fertile land, seeds and saplings to green Darfur. By rehabilitating wells, providing 5,000 families with seeds and planting 5,000,000 trees, communities can look forward to a self-reliant future.
Families will no longer sacrifice long-term prospects for short-term survival. By tree planting instead of tree cutting, communities can be productive and protect their lands.
Crucially, families will be able to fully meet their food needs.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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