South Sudan - Strengthening Emergency Preparedness and Response to Food Crisis


Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Nov 2022
Signature Date 12 Dec 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 2,050,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

This intervention concerns the strengthening Emergency Preparedness and Response to Food Crisis in Burundi, Comoros, Somalia and South Sudan. It aims to increase agricultural production, productivity and resilience of agricultural production systems in target countries to mitigate risks in the short and medium terms aggravated by the war in Ukraine. This will boost the local production of cereals and oil grains as the most effective and efficient way to build the resilience of Africa’s food systems to respond to these circumstances and mitigate risks to supply in the short to medium term. The proposed project will complement the ongoing AEFPF projects in Burundi, Comoros, Somalia, and South Sudan by supporting national institutions to scale up the production of early generation seeds for priority food and fodder crops and building institutional capacity for early warning and anticipatory actions. The project will be implemented through three (3) components: (i) Scale up production of early generation seeds; (ii) Expand and integrate digital platforms on early warning and anticipatory actions; and (iii) Institutional strengthening and Project coordination and management.

Project Objectives

The overall goal of the proposed Multinational project is to increase agricultural production, productivity and resilience of agricultural production systems in the target countries to mitigate the short, medium and long-term risks aggravated by the crisis in Ukraine. The specific project objective is to strengthen national institutions in the four countries to better respond to current and future crises by scaling up the production and availability of EGS, leveraging existing tools and frameworks for emergency preparedness and developing investment operations to safeguard food security, particularly in the most vulnerable regions within the countries.

Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries are about 40 000 farmers (about 50% women and 20% youth) who will be involved in in-situ conservation of the early generation seeds. The early warning data systems and analytics will benefit the entire humanitarian ecosystem including governments, resource partners, UN agencies and NGOs, and ultimately benefit over 10,000 000 people in the four countries.

Participating Organization

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

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-AA0-157
Last Update 28 Jan 2023

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Contact Details

Name MAINA Onesmus Waweru
Email o.maina@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational