FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to South Sudan, 6 May 2015

FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to South Sudan, 6 May 2015
May 2015

An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 2 to 14 February 2015 to estimate cereal production during 2014 and assess the overall food security situation. Although there have been notable improvements relative to the first half of 2014, the food security perspectives during 2015 remain a cause for concern.

Even though households in non-conflict areas have larger stocks as a result of the 2014 good harvest, states neighbouring the conflict areas still register high rates of food insecurity. In 2015, WFP plans to assist 3 million people in South Sudan providing just under 261 000 tonnes of food, depending on levels of funding; though a large component (1.4 million) concerns people directly affected by conflict, WFP assistance will also focus on school feeding, nutrition interventions and food for assets programmes.