Agriculture and food security

Farmer working in a maize field in Nicaragua
Farmer working in a maize field in Nicaragua ©SDC

In many developing countries, agriculture plays a highly important role in terms of food security and is often a significant contributor to the national economy. By supporting farmers in the areas of production, marketing and the sustainable use of resources, the SDC is making a substantial contribution to poverty reduction.

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Food and Livelihood security

Multiple factors continue to undermine food security and access to livelihoods for more than 4 million people (IDPs, returnees and resource-poor rural communities) across Sudan.

Sudan continued to be WFP’s largest emergency operation providing support to large populations in need of general food rations, supplemented by other food safety net interventions.

The combination of conflict, large-scale population displacement and poverty makes it one of the most challenging environments in which WFP operates. WFP operations in Sudan aim to address the emergency food needs of displaced and conflict-affected people, promote long-term food security and build resilience among communities.