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Enhanced coordination and improved food security for conflict-affected populations in South Sudan

Enhanced coordination and improved food security for conflict-affected populations in South Sudan

Full title of the project:

Enhanced coordination and improved food security for conflict-affected populations in South Sudan

Target areas:

Greater Upper Nile, Greater Equatoria and Greater Bahr el Ghazal

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 8 000 567
01/01/2017-31/03/2018
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/704/USA
Objective:

Contribute to the protection of livelihoods and promote livelihoods-based coping capacities of the most vulnerable populations at risk of hunger and malnutrition, while ensuring evidence-based planning and coordinated field programming.

Key partners:

United Nations agencies and Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

313 418 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Procured inputs to assemble and distribute 32 500 life-saving rapid response kits containing three varieties of 30-day maturing vegetables seeds (amaranth, collard and okra), cowpea and fishing twine.
  • Procured inputs to assemble and distribute 15 670 crop kits containing 1 172 490 kg of crop seed consisting of 355 000 kg of maize, 281 490 kg of sorghum and 536 000 kg of cowpea.
  • Reached 42 785 households with local seed of their choice through the distribution of vouchers for use at seed fairs.
  • Trained beneficiary households on crop husbandry, how to make fishing nets and various post-harvest conservation techniques.
  • Supplied service providers with 117 379 crop kits, 122 320 vegetable kits and 109 624 fishing kits that were distributed to 305 168 households (1.8 million people) in ten states.
  • Supplied 5 750 vegetable kits and 2 500 fishing kits to service providers in Unity state for the dry season campaign.
Impact:
  • Strengthened seed grower capacity.
  • Contributed to increased efficiency in food production.
  • Promoted the uptake of locally adapted seed through vouchers and injected USD 641 775 cash into the local economy.
  • Contributed to the improved food, nutrition and livelihood security of 313 418 households.
  • Increased access to nutritious food sources.
  • Contributed to increased earnings in households that sold their surplus production.