South Sudan, Mercy Corps: Back to farming, Nhialdu

Progetto concluso

The Bentiu PoC was established in December 2013 with currently over 120’000 people living in the site At the beginning, people mainly came to the PoC seeking protection from violence, but since mid-2015 people’s main reason is to receive food due the chronic food insecurity situation in the area created by the conflict. The situation shows prospects for response and recovery interventions outside the Bentiu PoC.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Sudan del Sud
Agricoltura e sicurezza alimentare
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Sviluppo agricolo
Ricostruzione e riabilitazione (till 2016)
16.05.2016 - 15.02.2017
CHF 360'000

Since December 2013, the population in the Nhialdu Payam catchment area did not benefit from permanent humanitarian presence. For security reasons, people on the other hand could not cultivate There is a high risk of missing another cultivation season, for lack of agricultural inputs, while the number of exits from the Bentiu PoC site is increasing because of households’ preference to return home or resettle with the intention to cultivate.


Increase food production, preservation and dietary diversity, and re-establish a humanitarian presence in Nhialdu Payam.

Gruppi target

1’000 vulnerable households.

Effetti a medio termine
  • Light-Base Camp in Nhialdu functional.
  • Food production re-established.
  • Retention of part of the cultivated produce.
  • New preservation methods and cooking methods introduced.

Risultati principali attesi:  

  • Humanitarian Partners have established static presence in Nhialdu.
  • Households have received seeds and farming tools and started farming, using traditional and innovative techniques.
  • Households have increased their access to food in terms of diversity and quality.
  • The Nhialdu Community has established a preparedness plan to ensure seeds availability for the next planting cycle

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
  • Other international or foreign NGO North

Altri partner

IRC, DRC, Concern Worldwide (potential static partners)

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

IOM (LBC), UNICEF (Mercy Corps WASH project), WFP (food distribution)

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   360'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   275'308 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF  360'000
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 16.05.2016 - 15.02.2017   (Completed)