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Harvesting the future (South Sudan)

Harvesting the future (South Sudan)

Full title of the project:

Harvesting the future

Target areas:

South Sudan

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 5 936 170
15/11/2014-14/10/2015
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/412/GER
Objective:

To improve food security, nutrition status, income levels and livelihood attainment of crisis-affected populations in South Sudan.

Key partners:

Ten Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

38 193 households (229 158 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Supported the implementation of FAO South Sudan’s Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP) 2015 campaign.
  • Distributed 45 089 livelihood kits (13 702 crop, 14 458 vegetable and 16 929 fishing kits) to 35 950 beneficiary households – 9 percent of kits distributed and beneficiaries reached under the 2015 ELRP.
  • Purchased enough inputs to assemble 53 268 emergency livelihood kits, including 14 602 crop, 25 606 vegetable and 13 060 fishing kits – 9.3 percent of the total kits procured for the 2015 distribution campaign.
  • Provided seed multiplication instruction and support to over 1 435 progressive seed farmers belonging to 16 farmers groups through participation in 10 farmer field schools (FFS), including 11.1 tonnes of foundation seed and 600 agricultural tools.
  • Contributed to the chartering of flights to overcome logistical constraints on ground transportation in order to reach vulnerable farmers in time for the planting season.
  • Conducted input trade fairs, providing 808 households with 14 544 kg of crop seed through the trading of 12 544 vouchers, injecting a total of SSP 161 515 into local markets.
  • Formed 30 new FFS and provided the members training on topics such as land preparation, planting, improved post-harvest technologies and seed preservation.
Impact:
  • Improved access to and availability of staple and nutrition-rich foods among crisis-affected households through the timely provision of livelihood kits.
  • Provided crop and vegetable kit-receiving households the capacity to produce sufficient staple crops and vegetables to cover household needs for up to six months.
  • Enabled fishing kit recipients to harvest an average catch of 429 kg per month.
  • Enhanced availability of locally produced seed through support to seed multiplication activities through the FFS approach.
  • Supported local markets and traders through the implementation of input trade fairs.