The project will operate in two ways that can be expanded; the direct improvement of nutritional status of target groups, the resumption and expansion of agricultural production. 1: Improve the nutritional status of malnourished children and women. This relieves acute emergency situation and eases hunger crisis. 2: Farming families produce more food to stabilize food security and reduce dependency on food aid. The project also raises awareness on nutrition, health and hygiene issues.
South Sudan should be a country full of hope 11 years after gaining independence. Instead it's now in the grip of massive humanitarian crisis. Political conflict, compounded by economic woes and drought, has caused massive displacement, raging violence and dire food shortages. Over 7 million people are in need of aid, including around 6.9 million people experiencing hunger 7.7 million people are estimated to face crisis levels of hunger.
The project will target 10 Farmer Field Schools who are predominately peasantry communities with little knowledge of modern agricultural practices and income generating opportunities leading to problems of food insecurity, poverty and environmental degradation. The main outcome of the action will be food security has improved for the population affected by conflicts and malnutrition.
By supporting the establishment of FFS, SIDO aims to achieve local food security on the micro level, Food security shall be achieved by increasing agricultural productivity and generating income through the sale of surplus food crops. The potential for contributing to a regional and national food security exists due to a large agricultural potential in the Greenbelt region that has not been exhausted yet.