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Support to the restoration and enhancement of sustainable food security and livelihoods of vulnerable populations in southern Sudan

Support to the restoration and enhancement of sustainable food security and livelihoods of vulnerable populations in southern Sudan

Full title of the project:

Support to the restoration and enhancement of sustainable food security and livelihoods of vulnerable populations in southern Sudan

Target areas:

Southern Sudan

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 9 000 000
Implementation:
01/01/2010-30/06/2011
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/003/CHF
Objective:

To contribute to the restoration and strengthening of food security of internally displaced persons, returnees and conflict- and flood-affected families.

Key partners:

State Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry, State Ministries of Animal Resources and Fisheries, County Agriculture Departments, as well as 25 NGOs and community-based organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

67 011 households under the agriculture assistance component; 600 households under the fisheries component; 30 farmers through animal traction training; and key Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Sector stakeholders under the coordination component.

Activities implemented:
  • Conducted seed assessments in five states of Southern Sudan to identify progressive seed producers and good quality seeds, resulting in the local collection of 250 tonnes of groundnut and maize seeds for distribution.
  • Distributed over 940 tonnes of crop and vegetable seeds and 167 985 hand tools to a total of 67 011 households.
  • Distributed 22 treadle pumps to set up irrigation schemes for vegetable production.
  • Distributed 2 600 spools of twine and 400 boxes of fish hooks – 1 000 hooks per box – to a total of 600 fisherfolk households.
  • Provided 15 ox-ploughs to 30 farmers who were trained on animal traction.
  • Established more than 23 demonstration plots and six farmer field schools.
  • Trained over 9 600 households on the use of crop seeds and tools, 4 000 on improved agricultural production techniques and 3 000 on appropriate crop husbandry practices.
  • Trained a total of 200 fisherfolk households on fishing, maintenance of sanitation and hygiene of fishing sites, fish net making and repair, preservation of fresh fish through smoking and salting, packaging of dried fish products and transportation
  • Organized food security coordination meetings with attendance from FSL Sector stakeholders and implementing partners.
Impact:
  • Improved access to good quality seed in the project area.
  • Helped restore and enhance the production capacities of beneficiary households.
  • A general improvement was recorded in the production of field crops in the targeted counties.
  • Increased beneficiaries’ access to fresh produce and fish for household consumption and enabled them to generated extra income from the sale of surplus.
  • Enabled beneficiary households to meet basic household food needs.
  • Provided farmers and youth with income-generating opportunities in conflict-affected areas.
  • Improved coordination of FSL interventions and support to the most food-insecure households in Southern Sudan.