ACTED, South Sudan: Improving food security in Akobo Counties, Jonglei State
Akobo County hosts a growing number of IDPs, 45,000 as of June, 2015. Being an opposition SPLA stronghold and cut off from government services, the populations in Akobo (hosts & IDP’s) experience widespread food insecurity due to the depletion of household food stocks, limited functioning markets, high market prices, depleted livelihood options and diminishing purchasing power of most households. This project aims at contributing to the improvement of the resilience of affected populations through enhanced productivity and alternative livelihood options.
Soudan du Sud
Aide humanitaire & RRC
Improve knowledge of relevant humanitarian and local actors on FSL needs of the community in Akobo through a baseline study;
Improve agricultural practices and livestock health through the establishment, training and financial support to 30 Agro-Pastoralist Farmers Field Schools (APFS);
Enhance communities’ resilience to food insecurity through the provision of seeds, tools and drip irrigation kits.
- Distribution of 1,200 seeds and tools kits
- 60 community Animal Health Workers trained
- 30 APFS formed and trained; each receives a 1,500 Euro (USD 1,685) grant for Income Generation Activities (IGA) beside irrigation kits, seeds & tools.
- Agence d’aide à la coopération technique et au développement
The conflict in South Sudan rages on and peace is unlikely to be restored soon. The economic & humanitarian situation continues to worsen. As a result of continued insecurity, the total IDP population reached 1.9 million; 45,000 IDPs are living in Akobo County. The population faces a worsening food insecurity situation, confirmed in May 2015 by the latest IPC report that anticipates 7.9 million people to face food insecurity in the entire country (already 4.6 million are facing severe food insecurity). Malnutrition is a major concern in the Akobo area. There is, however, scope for strengthening the resilience of the affected population through livelihood diversification.
Improve the food security situation in Akobo Counties, Jonglei State
Vulnerable households from the IDP and host communities
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Principaux résultats attendus:
|Direction/office fédéral responsable||
|Partenaire de projet||
|Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs||
FAO, WFP, FSL Cluster and Akobo Counties
|Budget||Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF 710’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF 672’313|
|Phases du projet||
Phase 1 01.10.2015 - 31.05.2017 (Completed)