Crop Planting Assessment Mission to Western and Central Equatoria - South Sudan

Crop Planting Assessment Mission to Western and Central Equatoria - South Sudan
Apr 2014

An MAFCRD/ FAO Planting Assessment Mission visited West and Central Equatoria from 28th March to 9th April 2014 to assess the overall land preparation and planting situation in the two States. The Mission, funded by the EU under the “Agriculture and Food Information System for Decision Support (AFIS)” Project in South Sudan FAO project symbol: GCP/SSD/003/EC, EU reference: FED/2012/304-645, was the first of a series of intermediate missions identified to feed information into an MAFCRD/ FAO/ WFP CFSAM to be conducted in October/ November.

The Mission is timed in accordance with a Roadmap1 for activities prepared by the AA International Ltd Consultant. At the same time, Food Security Missions and Emergency Food Security missions were undertaken by Food Security Cluster Teams designed to assess household food security in a) stable areas and b) areas in crisis, respectively. Information in the form of summary tables from the two surveys was expected to be available for inclusion in this report; but due to delays in availability, any summaries may have to be added later by the CFSAM Task Force 2.