Agricultural Development Economics


Southern Sudan policy brief
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This policy brief is prepared based on the findings of the recently concluded food security related sectoral policy review work which was supported by the Sudan Institutional Capacity Programe: Food Security Information for Action Project (SIFSIA). The main objective of the review was to review and analyse food security related policies, strategic plans and other programme documents developed by line Ministries of the Government of Southern Sudan. Nine policy and strategy documents were covered in the review process1. The review employed FAO’s twin track approach to identify policy gaps related to food security interventions considering rural development measures (track 1) and social protection mechanisms (track 2). The policies were also reviewed against the four pillars of food security, namely availability, access, utilisation and stability. The review not only identified major policy gaps in each policy or strategy but also made recommendations to address them.