The program will increase the capacity of the SIG’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Agriculture and Water Resources (MIAWR) and of the Local Council Administrations (LCAs) to provide services to the rural communities held by the moderate opposition. This program is built on a pilot intervention in 2014, which supplied inputs for wheat farming to 450 farms and provided veterinary support to 3,000 animal breeders in Azaz district in Aleppo. The pilot intervention is based on both demand from farmers and on the ability of SIG to provide services. The current program will support the resilience of the Rural Communities in the program areas through the concrete effort of the Agriculture Ministry of SIG and the LCAs involved.
The project will also increase agricultural and livestock production and household income of Local Communities, in areas held by the moderate opposition, through the supply of inputs and provision of services made available by the Ministry of Agriculture and by the Local Council Administrations.