Seeds of hope

Oct 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have distributed seeds and agricultural tools to 200 000 refugees and their host communities across South Sudan to help them become more self-sufficient in a country facing a serious food crisis. In 2016, the two UN agencies have jointly contributed 186 tonne of crop seeds, assorted vegetable seeds, hand tools and fishing kits for refugees and local communities in Unity, Upper Nile, Jonglei, Central Equatoria and Western Equatoria. This donation will enable communities to start planting their cereals and replenish their stocks, thus decreasing food shortages and dependency on food aid.