FAO in South Sudan

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National agrifood systems and COVID-19 in South Sudan: Effects, policy responses, and long-term implications

This report is part of a series of country profiles that describe: (i) policy measures enacted by the government of South Sudan to contain the spread of the virus; (ii) policies and measures to stabilize the functioning of agri-food systems; (iii) potential effects of policies on agri-food systems and vulnerable groups. Finally, the profiles also assess longer-term options for agri-food system policies and investments to make them more resilient.

COVID-19 country profile series.

The Food and Nutrition Security Resilience Programme in South Sudan

This report acts as a baseline for the Food and Nutrition Security Resilience Programme (FNS-REPRO) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), a four-year programme of USD 28 million funded by the Government of the Netherlands.

Food and Nutrition Security Resilience Programme Newsletter Issue #2

The second issue Food and Nutrition Security Resilience Programme (FNS-REPRO) newsletter highlights progress in the geographic scale-up to reach more beneficiaries and strengthening conflict-sensitive programming and implementation along the humanitarian-development-peace nexus in Somalia, South Sudan and the Sudan.

South Sudan Emergency Livelihood Response Programme 2021–2023

To respond to humanitarian needs, FAO has launched the latest iteration of its Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP) in South Sudan, which was first introduced in early 2014. The document presents the multiyear Programme for 2021–2023 and outlines how FAO aims to save lives, to enhance households' livelihoods and own food production, and to improve their resilience to future shocks.

South Sudan | Food and Nutrition Security Resilience Programme

FNS-REPRO is the first programme in Eastern Africa specifically designed to foster peace and food security at scale. In South Sudan, the seed sector has been selected as the entry point value chain of FNS-REPRO with the objective to close the cereal production gap, while eventually providing more diversified products for local, national and export markets.

Special Report – 2020 FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) to the Republic of South Sudan

An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) conducted an analysis from 7 to 16 December 2020 to estimate the cereal production in South Sudan during 2020, based on a review of data and information collected by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS). 

Stories from Africa

Stories from Africa show that through hard work, innovation and partnerships, ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition is still possible despite the global challenges. An innovative ‘milk bar’ initiative in several towns in South Sudan is tapping into the rich supply of milk from the country’s huge herd of cattle to help address malnutrition

South Sudan | Feed management and utilization guidelines for pastoral and agropastoral areas

FAO developed these guidelines with the overall objective to protect and improve the productivity of the ruminant livestock species of South Sudan. Focussing on the best use of local feed resources, the guidelines mainly target livestock extension workers promoting livestock feed development good practices.

Growing your own food - South Sudan

To mitigate the impact of COVID, FAO with funding from USAID is enhancing the vegetable production of urban farmers to help them grow their own healthy food for home consumption and market sale. The booklet serves as a guide to set up a vegetable home garden.

South Sudan Response Plan April 2020–March 2021

The COVID-19 outbreak in South Sudan threatens to paralyze an already fragile food system and negatively impact more than 6.5 million people in South Sudan who remain vulnerable. At the same time, the core national capacities for prevention, preparedness and response for public health events is limited, and the healthcare system has been weakened by years of conflict, poor governance and low investments.

Special Report 2019 FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) to the Republic of South Sudan

An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 15 to 20 December 2019 to estimate the cereal production during 2019 and assess the overall food security situation in the country. This report is based on information gathered in South Sudan up to December 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and thus the assessment does not take into consideration the impacts of the virus on the food security and agriculture sector of the country.

Resilience analysis of pastoral and agropastoral communities in South Sudan’s cross-border areas with Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

The best way to increase the resilience of all types of livelihoods is to augment the assets held by households while boosting their adaptive capacity, especially by promoting the diversification of income sources and improving education levels. These efforts should target the least resilient populations in the cross border areas.

REGIONAL | South Sudan | Regional Refugee Response Plan 2019-2020

South Sudan’s protracted conflict remains the largest contributing factor to internal displacement and exodus of refugees into neighbouring countries. In 2018, there has been an increase in the number of South Sudanese refugee arrivals in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2019

Years of conflict and significant economic deterioration have left South Sudan in the grip of serious food insecurity, with women and children the most vulnerable. Sustained, large-scale assistance to protect livelihoods and increase resilience to further shocks will be crucial to save lives, boost food production capacities and build self-sufficiency.

South Sudan Land cover mapping

The area under investigation will now include 10 km around South Sudan’s country boundaries to better understand transboundary patterns (e.g. livestock movements) not mapped in previous assessments.

Special Report. FAO/WFP Crop and food security assessment mission to South Sudan, April 2016

In late 2015, 49 percent of South Sudan's population was food insecure, a marked worsening compared to the 38 percent of one year before. Severe food insecurity is particularly high at 12 percent, double the rates of one year ago and a record level for the harvest period since at least 2010. Food security is worsening not only in conflict affected areas of Greater Upper Nile Region, but also in other states such as Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Lakes.

Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection to Combat Poverty and Hunger in Africa: Framework for Analysis and Action

There is increasing recognition at the global level of the role that agriculture and social protection can jointly play in combating hunger and poverty. Efforts are also being made at the country level, in Africa and elsewhere, to bring together these two domains. However, more needs to be done.

FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to South Sudan, February 2014

In 2013, despite the impact of floods and insecurity in some areas, generally favourable rains and absence of major outbreaks of pests and diseases favoured cereal crop production in the traditional farming sector of South Sudan.

FAO in 2016 Humanitarin Appeals

FAO seeks USD 787 million to assist more than 21 million crisis-affected people in 29 countries. FAO can help vulnerable families better withstand current and future crises and regain their self-sufficiency, livelihoods and lives.