Food Security, Livelihoods And Peace Building

Maize doing well in Nile Hope demonstration farm

 

Food security situation in South Sudan continues to deteriorate due to conflict-driven displacement, low
crop production, economic crisis, climatic shocks and humanitarian access challenge. Nile Hope has a
variety of projects in partnership with Dan Church Aid, German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt
– AA) through Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) and FAO to respond to food insecurity. We have so far
reached more than 300,000 HH since inception in Akobo,Ulang,Maiwut,Nasir ,Leer and Fangak Counties
of Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity States.

GOAL: To save lives, improve access to basic services and restore living conditions of conflict and climate
shock affected, vulnerable people and communities in South Sudan.

Strategic Objectives

  1. Provide food assistance to prevent famine and improve food consumption, dietary diversity and
    coping strategies for vulnerable populations (in IPC 5, 4 & some 3) through unconditional
    unrestricted cash assistance
  2. Enhance food production through complementary vegetable seeds, crop seeds and fishing kits
    and livestock support
  3. Reduce dependency on food and agricultural inputs to support and strengthen households’
    ability to absorb shocks through support to Income generating activities (IGA); Village Savings
    and Loans association (VSLAs), asset rehabilitation through cash for work, Producer groups
    capacity building trainings on value addition and marketing , Community managed disaster risk
    reduction (CMDRR) , Support to seed fairs using locally sourced seed; seed security &
    multiplication strengthening/ Support market functionality e.g. assist traders to re-supply
    markets/ local procurement