Food-for-Work Initiatives to Build Community Infrastructure

Reporting Organization:WFP - World Food Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: March 26, 2013 - March 31, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WFP - World Food Programme

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

South Sudan - $ 20,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (40 %)

Humanitarian Response (20 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (10 %)

Education (10 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (10 %)

Logistics (10 %)

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This project aims to improve the social and economic well-being of 450,000 women and men in rural areas in South Sudan by improving long-term, sustainable food security, or access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food. The project is designed to serve as a safety net for vulnerable South Sudanese communities in food insecure areas by providing a transition between emergency relief and long-term development. Specifically, the project provides food to women and men in exchange for work on community infrastructure projects, such as irrigation networks, local roads or food storage facilities. By distributing food in exchange for labour, the project seeks to address immediate hunger needs. In the long term, the assets built by communities through the food-for-work activities are expected to improve agricultural production and stimulate economic growth.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 610,822
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Access roads constructed and/or rehabilitated
26565 Hectares converted to cereal farming
2932754 Seedlings produced
7394 Farmers trained
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcome for this project is: increased food security for chronically food insecure women, men, girls and boys in targeted geographic areas in South Sudan.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2016) include: (1) a total of 86,204 households had been employed in food and/or cash for work activities (with 72% of those employed being women), benefitting approximately 603,428 individuals; (2) community infrastructure projects completed through this project include a total of 715 km of community access roads constructed and/or rehabilitated; (3) 7,394 farmers (56% women) were trained in improved farming techniques; (4) 2,932,754 seedlings produced; and (5) 26,565 hectares converted to cereal farming. These results have contributed to increasing food security for food insecure women, men, girls and boys in targeted geographic areas in South Sudan.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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