Northern Bahr el Ghazal (Aweil) has been facing chronic food and nutrition insecurity with highest levels of food insecurity recorded at the peak of the lean season in July 2016, with a GAM of 33.3%. Fragmented and dysfunctional markets (market failure) compounded by the loss in value of the local currency (depressed purchasing power) play a major role in the food economy. Fighting is traditional known to escalate during the dry season in conflict affected areas.
Former Northern Bahr el Ghazal, with hyperinflation phenomena which likely to extend into 2018 given the scale of prevailing insecurity, geographical political and economic crisis facing the country, and inability of the local population to pursue alternative livelihood options. With the below self-sufficient crop production. Northern Bahr el Ghazal 75% of population dependent on markets, the deepening economic crisis will continue to have a heavy bearing on food insecurity.
This project develops practical skills to beneficiaries to address community issues by providing: Practical on the field-site, capacity building workshops to build a positive learning community define by common goals, and practices that includes GBV streamline, and cross-cutting issues. In addition, we provide: Agricultural skills, and advocacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving, in addition to a comprehensive and ongoing mentoring and progress monitoring.
The project will educate 60 women, and men allowing them to rise out of poverty, which will provide for their families' health and well-being. The farmers will be able to meet the needs of their family and also gain access to a long-term livelihood solution. They can secure their food needs, and challenge attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate cycles of violence, poverty, and discrimination, and build positive change.