South Sudan - Situation report 31 May 2017

South Sudan - Situation report 31 May 2017
May 2017

Highlights

  • The main planting season is underway in South Sudan and it is critical that farmers are able to safely access their fields for planting, weeding and harvesting. In 2016, despite the worsening security situation, South Sudan’s smallholder farmers produced over 825 000 tonnes of cereals, demonstrating that food production remains possible for millions.
  • FAO has received just USD 25 million of the USD 70 million requested for the Emergency Livelihood Response Programme.
  • Livelihood support is lifesaving. A single crop kit provided by FAO costs about USD 90* per family and can provide enough
    staple cereals for a full year for that family; a single fishing kit costs about USD 70* per family and provides around 3 000 kg of fresh fish every six months; while a single vegetable kit costs about USD 65* per family and provides about 1 tonne of fresh food.