8 June 2010, Chiffra Woreda - A worker laying out Multi-Nutrient Blocks (MNBs) to dry in the sun outside the compound where they are made, seen in the background. The MNBs are lick blocks containing urea, molasses, vitamins, minerals and other multinutrients and provide a convenient and inexpensive method of providing a range of nutrients required by the animal, which may be deficient in the diet. FAO-EU Project: OSRO/ETH/909/NOR - Reducing the vulnerability of Afar pastoral and agro-pastoral communities to recurrent drought. The overall objective of the project is to reduce the vulnerability of the Afar pastoral and agropastoral communities to drought and climate change, through capacity-building, the promotion of appropriate technologies and the rehabilitation of key ecological resources through:
?protecting 2 750 HHs through an increased access to milk and/or additional income as a result of feed production and pod harvesting technologies assistance;
?reducing the loss of pastoralist assets through building the capacities of the community and the regional veterinary services in a sustainable manner; and
?providing water supplies to the pastoralists through the rehabilitation of water points and the efficient use of water resources.