The aim of the project is to provide assistance to the most vulnerable groups threatened with food insecurity. Our activities include distribution of seeds, agricultural implements and fishing gear. As part of the project, agricultural schools (Farmer Fields Schools) will also be established. Their employees will be trained in good agricultural practices, including preparing soil for cereal cultivation, planting, dealing with pests and the use of irrigation systems. Then they will share this knowledge with local farmers and support them in their daily work. Additionally, group fishing trainings will be conducted.
In our activities, we focus on reaching the most vulnerable groups: internally displaced persons, women, widows, the elderly, the disabled and the chronically ill. Therefore, distribution points will be selected is such a manner as to be accessible and safe for everyone. As a large share of internally displaced people are women and children, we place particular emphasis on providing trainings and support packages to farmers of both sexes. As a result, 18 000 people will receive help.
Project duration: 20.04.2020 – 31.03.2021
Location: Jur River, Wau, South Sudan
Donor: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)