Food-for-Work to Build Community Assets in South Sudan

Reporting Organization:WFP - World Food Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: March 18, 2016 - December 31, 2018
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

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (50 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (50 %)

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This project aims to increase food security for 275,000 vulnerable women and men in South Sudan. The project supports the provision of food to women and men in exchange for their work on community assets. These community assets include such things as the restoration of farmland for agricultural production, as well as the construction of access roads, small-scale irrigation ponds, or hand-dug wells. By distributing food in exchange for labour, the project seeks to address immediate hunger needs while in the longer term, building community assets which are expected to improve agricultural production and stimulate economic growth. 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.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Total Direct Population: 275,000
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105241 Farmers gained access to agricultural technologies, tools, land, seeds or services
586650 People received food provisions
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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 (December 2018) include: (1) overall improved resilience to food and economic shocks in targeted communities in Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap regions; (2) provision of food or cash in exchange for work on community assets to 586,650 people ; (3) a decrease in household expenditure on food from 73.8% to 34% for women headed households and from 76.3% to 39% for men headed households; (4) access to agricultural technologies, tools, land, seeds or services for 105,241 farmers (of which 56,830 were women and 48,411 were men); and (5) creation of community crop and vegetable farms, shallow wells, dykes, seedlings and land rehabilitation due to the work of community members. Project activities contributed to increasing food security for 586,650 chronically food-insecure people in South Sudan.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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