Fight Famine in Sudan with Emergency Relief

by Near East Foundation (NEF)
Vetted
Dec 27, 2011

Harvest Time

The harvest.
The harvest.

As a result of the conflict and on-going instability in South Kordofan, farmers never thought they would be able to cultivate crops this year.  They worried how they would feed and support their families. 

But, over the past two months, 300 farmers supported by the emergency relief project have successfully been able to harvest crops—after receiving seeds and cultivation support through the project. These crops will provide needed sustenance for families in the region, which continues to belplagued by instability.

The harvest period in South Kordofan typically runs between mid-October and January.  Most farmers supported through the emergency project sought to finish harvesting their crops in October.  The conflict and on-going instability in the region have reduced the land available to both farmers and herders—increasing conflict as nomadic groups try to move their animals through cultivated land.  In order to protect their product, farmers sought to harvest their crops as early as possible. Tractors were used to assist participating farmers in the harvest.

Average productivity of planted crops ranged between 2-5 sacks per fedan (a fedan is equal to approximately 1 acre). The project team will continue to provide extension support to participating farmers. 

Harvesting sorghum.
Harvesting sorghum.
In the fields.
In the fields.
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Near East Foundation (NEF)

Location: Syracuse, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.neareast.org
Project Leader:
Sarah Peterson
Program Officer
Syracuse, NY United States

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