In a context of multiple fragilities as South Sudan, by enhancing food production and diversification, market access and work opportunities, communities will be less vulnerable to conflicts and extreme climate conditions and will improve livelihoods, thus reducing competition over resources and forced displacement. The overall objective of the action is to contribute to strengthening resilience of communities, improving governance and conflict prevention and reducing forced displacements due to loss of livelihoods.
A top-up of €8 million was approved in May 2018, hereby promoting food security through maintaining a minimum self-subsistence farming capacity in several South Sudan states, building on previous and ongoing EU projects aimed at avoiding a deepening of the crisis and placing more people in need of food aid.
The specific objectives of the programme are to improve food security of rural smallholders in Greater Bahr el Ghazal and to empower them to cope with environmental volatility and insecurity.
International Rescue Committee
EUR 6 375 000
South Sudan Rural Development: Strengthening
Smallholders’ Resilience in Greater Upper Nile"
Food and Agriculture Organization
EUR 2 000 000
South Sudan Rural Development: Strengthening smallholders’ resilience in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal
World Vision Australia
EUR 6 375 000
Food security & Resilience in Transitioning Environments -
- Start date
- Project locations
- South Sudan
- EU contribution
- €14 900 000
- Region and Country
- Horn of Africa
- Strengthening resilience of communities
- World Vision AustraliaInternational Rescue CommitteeFood and Agriculture Organization