Improving food availability and access for vulnerable populations in Akobo East

Projet terminé

This project aims at contributing to the improvement of food security and resilience of the population in Akobo East (Jonglei), through enhancing agricultural productivity, increasing incomes, and promoting alternative livelihood options. Akobo East faces crisis levels of food insecurity, but has the potential for agricultural development. To address the volatile situation, the project also contains an emergency component to respond to urgent humanitarian needs, if required.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Soudan du Sud
Aide humanitaire & RRC
Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire
Assistance matérielle
Services agricoles & marché
Coopératives agricoles & organisations d’agricultrices/eurs
01.06.2017 - 31.05.2018
CHF 749'187
Contexte Akobo East is an agro-pastoral zone with cattle keeping and agriculture as main livelihoods. The County’s population is currently experiencing crisis levels of food insecurity and malnutrition. This is caused by climatic and geographic challenges, a disastrous economic downturn, as well as impacts of conflict and violence. However, there is a potential for strengthening the resilience of the affected population through agricultural investment, improved farming techniques and livelihood diversification.
Objectifs To improve food availability and access for vulnerable populations through modern agricultural practices, with response to protracted crisis, while creating resilience to external shocks.
Groupes cibles
  • APFS members from the previous phase (900);
  • 900 new beneficiaries, to be promoted to full APFS members;
Effets à moyen terme
  • Communities’ resilience to food insecurity enhanced through the provision of seeds, tools, drip-irrigation kits and treadle pumps.
  • Improved crop and seeds management.
  • Improved access to information and assets towards better income and savings.
  • Contingency fund for emergency needs set up.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • Vegetable seeds, drip irrigation kits, treadle pumps distributed for new beneficiaries;
  • Beneficiaries trained to use ox-ploughs;
  • Beneficiaries trained to use post-harvest techniques;
  • Drying slabs available to beneficiaries;
  • Market stalls available to the population;
  • Water catchments available to the population.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:   30 APFS established in 4 payams and 900 members trained (weekly) on good agricultural practices; Seeds and tools distributed; Refresher trainings for 30 facilitators conducted every 6 month; Community gardens (dry-season farming) established in 30 villages, 3 treadle pumps per village distributed; Refresher training for 60 CAHWs conducted.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • Agence d’aide à la coopération technique et au développement

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs WFP (food aid), Safe the Children (security), FSL-Cluster and local government (coordination)
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   749'187 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   753'158
Phases du projet

Phase 2 01.06.2017 - 31.05.2018   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.10.2015 - 31.05.2017   (Completed)