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Enhanced coordination and improved food security for food insecure and vulnerable populations in South Sudan

Enhanced coordination and improved food security for food insecure and vulnerable populations in South Sudan

Full title of the project:

Enhanced coordination and improved food security for food insecure and vulnerable populations in South Sudan

Target areas:

Nationwide

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 9 350 199
01/01/2016-31/03/2017
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/601/USA
Objective:

To contribute to protecting vulnerable populations affected by the ongoing crisis in South Sudan against hunger, malnutrition and destitution.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 6 national and 8 international NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

88 754 households (about 532 525 people) from crop, fishing and vegetable kits; and the owners of 98 417 livestock.

Activities implemented:
  • Procured sufficient inputs for 500 community-based animal health worker (CBAHW) kits; 90 000 fishing kits; 3 379 livestock treatment kits; and 86 667 vegetable kits; as well as contributing 10.6 tonnes of sorghum to 21 266 crop kits.
  • A total of 88 754 households received emergency livelihood kits (crop, vegetable and/or fishing) during the 2016 main season and 2016/17 dry season, including 10 960 households through seed fairs in Warrap and Lakes States.
  • Training was provided to beneficiaries on good agricultural practices, soil and water conservation, net making, boat building, and post-harvest handling and processing.
  • As part of FAO’s nationwide animal health campaign, facilitated the vaccination of 41 179 livestock and treatment of 57 238 animals.
  • Began raising awareness among communities about the importance of cost-recovery for animal health services, alongside sensitization activities on disease control and prevention.
  • Refresher training on disease surveillance, diagnosis, control and treatment for CBAHWs.
  • Purchased critical cold chain equipment was purchased, including 10 compression refrigerators, 7 freezers, 100 cold boxes.
  • Approximately 200 trained enumerators interviewed an estimated 4 200 households for the 19th round of the food security and nutrition monitoring system (FSNMS), conducted in partnership UNICEF and WFP.
  • Conducted training on crop assessment and livestock monitoring, as well as supporting climate monitoring.
  • Produced Integrated Food and Nutrition Security Causal Analysis report in partnership with WFP, UNICEF, Save the Children and the Ministry of Health.
  • Supported the annual FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, and the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification analysis.
Impact:
  • Enabled food production during the 2016 main season and 2016/17 dry season for 88 754 households, while seed fairs injected USD 164 400 into the local economy.
  • Contributed to efforts to protect livestock – a crucial asset – through vaccination and treatment campaigns, refresher training for CBAHWs, who are on the frontline of animal health service provision in South Sudan and support to the veterinary cold chain.
  • Strengthened food security and nutrition monitoring, analysis and information.