SOUTH SUDAN - Emergency Food Production Programme - Project 1 (SSEFPP-1)


Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Jul 2022
Planned Completion Date 19 Jun 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 6,000,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The proposed operation is an additional financing of UA 6 million is to the ongoing Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development Project (AMVAT) Project to create greater development impact and as an emergency response. AMVAT Project is an ongoing Bank project in South Sudan financed through an ADF-15 grant of UA 5.53 million and a TSF-I grant of UA 4.47 million, with its last disbursement date in September 2025. The South Sudan Emergency Food Production Programme – Project-1 (SSEFPP-1) will specifically complement the AMVAT component 1 to increase agricultural productivity and production; component 3 to enhance market and trade enabling environment, including strengthening institutional capacity; and component 4 on project management and coordination. The proposed SSEFPP-1 therefore aims to increase production and productivity by increasing use of improved seeds, fertilizer and quality extension services, including development of guidelines and protocols for seed certification and fertilizer usage. The Project will also address the country’s external shocks occasioned by the Russia-Ukraine war, the lingering effects of COVID-19, and climate-change induced crop failures, among other stresses. The project will be implemented through 3 components: (i) Large-scale delivery of agricultural inputs (improved seeds and fertilizer) and extension services to male and female farmers; (ii) Development of seed and fertilizer frameworks, and institutional capacity strengthening; and (iii) Project management and coordination.

Project Objectives

The overall sector goal remains the AMVAT goal, to contribute to reduced food insecurity, poverty reduction, economic growth and building of community and household resilience and social cohesion. The specific SSEFPP-1 Development Objective (PDO) is to boost local food production and strengthen the resilience of food systems to mitigate short and long-term risks due to the war in Ukraine and climate-induced stresses.

Beneficiaries

The SSEFPP-1 will support an additional 100,000 farming households (about 600,000 individuals) in the five states of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Eastern Equatoria and Western Equatoria The SSEFPP-1 will prioritise households that have been receiving food aid over the past several years (many of them IDP returnees) but are now ready to graduate into or increase their agricultural development activities to produce crops for food and marketing for increased incomes. About 50% of these households are women headed households. 20% of beneficiaries will be youth integrated either as producers, input suppliers, transporters, or cereal/pulse traders at various levels of the crops value chain.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, South Sudan

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-SS-A00-001
Last Update 24 Sep 2022

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Contact Details

Name LOULSEGED Mekonnen Kifle
Email m.loulseged@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country South Sudan
Coordinates Location Name
4.85165 31.5825 Juba