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Seeds for peace (South Sudan)

Seeds for peace (South Sudan)

Full title of the project:

Seeds for peace

Target areas:

South Sudan

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 2 541 296
01/07/2014-31/12/2015
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/409/GER
Objective:

To improve food security, income and dietary diversification in South Sudan.

Key partners:

Six Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

20 584 households (123 504 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Supported the implementation of FAO South Sudan’s Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP) 2015 campaign.
  • Supported seed multiplication activities in seven counties of Greater Equatoria through the farmer field school (FFS) approach, providing 1 908 households with 7.2 tonnes of foundation crop seed, 1 910 agricultural hand tools and training.
  • Established five seed quality control committees at the county level to conduct field inspections, provide technical advice to farmers, collect seed samples for laboratory analysis and ultimately accept or reject seed based on quality.
  • Procured eight seed cleaners to ease seed processing and improve quality.
  • Conducted input trade fairs, providing 4 499 households with 80 982 kg of crop seed through the trading of 69 855 vouchers, generating income for 115 local seed suppliers.
  • Purchased enough inputs to assemble 17 011 emergency livelihood kits, including 4 732 crop and 12 279 vegetable kits, reaching an estimated total of 14 177 households.
  • Purchased 26 000 buckets, hoes, malodas, rakes and sickles for distribution to seed producers and to accompany emergency livelihood kits.
Impact:
  • Enhanced availability of locally produced quality seed through support to seed multiplication activities through the FFS approach.
  • Supported local markets and traders through the implementation of input trade fairs.
  • 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.