South Sudan, Agriculture and livelihood security

Food and livelihood security in South Sudan

Number: 179.1021

Armed conflicts have been raging in South Sudan since the end of 2013. However, one region is that remote that it is only affected indirectly: the Pochalla district. Mission 21 supports there an integrated agricultural project: By improving agricultural methods, our partner organisation PRDA (the Presbyterian Relief and Development Agency) is boosting yields from harvests. This will improve the living conditions of the farmers since they can provide better nutrition for their families. They will not need to buy expensive imported food anymore or rely on food donations. Furthermore, the PRDA is improving the learning environment at primary schools and faciliates people's access to water and sanitary facilities.

Objectives

The primary objective of this project is to improve the standard of living for the population of Pochalla district. Sub-goals:

  • Improved food security

  • Transfer of knowledge on health, agriculture and education

  • More enrolments at primary school level and an improved learning environment

  • Improved health for the inhabitants

Activities

  • Training of local staff

  • Training of contact farmers in improved agricultural methods and participatory procedures

  • Eco-farming

  • Distribution of seeds, equipment and tools

  • Building classrooms

  • Building protective enclosures around wells

  • Building toilets