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South Sudan emergency food crisis response project

South Sudan emergency food crisis response project

Full title of the project:

South Sudan emergency food crisis response project

Target areas:

Aweil South, Juba and Jur River counties

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 2 500 000
28/07/2017-31/12/2017
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/711/SSD
Objective:

Increase production and consumption of foods of high nutritional value including legumes, fruits, vegetables and support small livestock production; and build institutional capacity to support nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security

Beneficiaries reached:

6 000 vulnerable households.

Activities implemented:
  • Conducted baseline surveys measuring food access, dietary diversity and access to nutrition in 179 households in Jur River and 141 households in Aweil South.
  • Provided 5 000 households in Aweil South and Jur River with agricultural hand tools and 4.8 tonnes of amaranth, collard, cowpea, eggplant, okra, onion, tomato and watermelon seeds; beneficiaries in fishing communities also received fishing kits.
  • Provided 5 000 vulnerable households with investment vouchers to acquire 20 000 chickens and 18 000 small ruminants (sheep or goats).
  • Provided vouchers to 6 000 mothers of children under-five years of age and vulnerable households to access nutritious foods.
  • Established demonstration plots covering 12.6 ha in order to provide training on agronomic practices and animal husbandry.
  • Facilitated the setup of small kitchen gardens in Juba and Jur River counties for 2 300 beneficiaries (of which 1 814 were women).
  • Trained 2 500 beneficiaries (2 047 female, 453 male) on food processing and storage and 400 beneficiaries (150 female, 250 male) on fish net braiding, processing and preservation.
  • Formed and trained 18 mother-to-mother support groups with a total of 450 mothers (100 mothers in Juba and 350 in Jur River) on income generation, business skills and market linkages.
  • Promoted the adoption of labour and energy saving technologies by training 481 beneficiaries solar drying techniques for processing vegetables.
Impact:
  • Enhanced 4 600 farming households’ capacity to diversify local food production in order to improve nutritional practices.
  • Improved 5 000 beneficiary households’ ability to access nutritious food (including milk and eggs).
  • Contributed to improved food and nutrition practices.