Women members of the Sudanese Policy Hub have been central to the formulation of projects that specifically target poor women.

Women members of the Sudanese Policy Hub have been central to the formulation of projects that specifically target poor women.

Representing a milestone in their engagement with national development planning, the Sudanese Policy Hub issued a series of projects aimed at supporting the livelihoods of poor livestock keepers living in all parts of the Sudan. Pasture improvement, capacity building for pastoral men and women and rangeland management are all addressed in the project proposals.
Opening the policy hub meeting, which was convened on the 27th and 28th December, 2010 in Khartoum, State Minister of Animal Resources and Fisheries (MARF), H.E. Major Gen. Ismail Khameis Galab, underlined that the Ministry would like to see the Policy Hub proposing projects that would positively impact the lives of millions, including the pastoral communities and women.
Dr. Ammar Idris, IGAD LPI National Technical Focal Point remarked that the Sudanese Policy Hub has shown a remarkable shift of perception in analysing and conceptualising livestock issues in a bid to adequately address policy gaps that primarily affect the livelihoods of those poor men and women, rather than solely focussing on issues of production and export. The proposed projects, he added, would bring about changes in the lives of the poor rural communities by reducing poverty and food insecurity.
The proposed eleven projects, which encompass all aspects of livestock development from disease control to market access, will now pass to the Ministry of Finance and National Economy for budgeting and further elaboration.  

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