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22 Jun 2016 description

The Government of Norway and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a new agreement worth USD 7 million aimed at enhancing the resilience of agricultural livelihoods in South Sudan and rapidly improving the food security of vulnerable families.

21 Jun 2016 description

Executive Summary

UN and development partners, in collaboration with representatives of various national ministries, prepared this context analysis to better understand resilience to shocks that impact food insecurity and malnutrition in South Sudan. The analysis intends to support efforts by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development (MAFCRD) to develop a framework for evidence-based resilience programming in South Sudan.

20 Jun 2016 description

The South Sudan Resilience Strategy has been developed to bridge the humanitarian and development frameworks. Building on FAO’s portfolio of interventions in South Sudan over the past three years, the objective is to increase the resilience of livelihoods, including the protection of the most vulnerable population groups, and enhance livelihood-based productive sectors, while also reducing vulnerability to shocks and stressors.

02 Jun 2016 description

Les premières prévisions de la FAO concernant la production mondiale de blé de 2016 font entrevoir une petite diminution, de moindres volumes étant attendus en Europe et aux États-Unis d’Amérique.

02 Jun 2016 description

Ongoing conflicts and droughts exacerbate food needs

Food insecurity spreads as El Niño casts its shadow over Pacific and Caribbean states

2 June 2016, Rome - Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, according to a new FAO report.

02 Jun 2016 description

2 June 2016, Juba – The UN Refugee Agency and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have distributed seeds and agricultural tools to 200,000 refugees and their host communities across South Sudan to help them become more self-sufficient in a country facing a serious food crisis.

26 May 2016 description


The combined effects of long-term conflict and the economic crisis have left South Sudan facing large-scale market dysfunction. As a result, the availability of food – especially of fresh vegetables – has been very limited.

20 May 2016 description

Market Highlights

  • Prices of most food commodities in Juba increased slightly in the second week of May compared to the previous week except white sorghum feterita (grain) and Beans (janjaro), which jumped by 30% and 22% respectively. This is a result of the official currency devaluation policy since mid-December 2015 and increased dependency of markets by consumers in order to fill the food gap at the household level considering May as a lean season in the Central Equatorial region.

17 May 2016 description

Due to the growing world population, it is estimated that global food production will need to increase by 60 percent to feed over 9.5 billion people by 2050. Worldwide, the livelihood of 2.5 billion people depend on agriculture. These small-scale farmers, herders, fishers and forest-dependent communities generate more than half of the global agricultural production and are particularly at risk from disasters that destroy or damage harvests, equipment, supplies, livestock, seeds, crops and stored food.

11 May 2016 description


  • “Short-rains” crop production estimated at above-average levels

  • Planting of “long-rains” crops delayed by erratic onset of seasonal rains

  • Prices of maize at low levels on most markets

  • Food security conditions improving in most agro-pastoral and pastoral areas

“Short-rains” 2015/16 season harvest estimated at above-average levels

05 May 2016 description


  • Good prospects for 2016 first season crop production
  • Maize prices seasonally increasing but at low levels
  • High food vulnerability persists in Karamoja Region

Favourable prospects for 2016 first season crop production

02 May 2016 description

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s stand-by partnerships (SBP) are an invaluable source of support for FAO in emergencies as well as in protracted crisis situations. SBPs (Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC/NORCAP), Danish Refugee Council (DRC), iMMAP, CANADEM, RedR Australia and DFID) contribute to FAO’s mandate not only through surge support but also through the provision of longer term experts that assist in the area of resilience building and disaster risk management (DRM).

26 Apr 2016 description


  • Planting of 2016 secondary “belg” season cereal crops is still underway

  • March-May “belg” rains were erratic in March, delaying planting activities

  • “Belg” rains improved in April, but pockets of moisture deficits remain in southern SNNPR and Oromia regions as well as eastern Amhara Region

  • Cereal prices remain firm despite ongoing commercialization of 2015 main “meher” season harvest

  • Number of people in need of food assistance estimated at high 10.2 million

21 Apr 2016 description

1. Introduction

The NPA and ROSS led food security, nutrition and livelihood assessment in Maiwut and Longechuk Counties, which was carried out from the 9th March through 30th March 2016. The objective was to understand how different rural population groups in the counties survive and cope with shocks and market systems.

18 Apr 2016 description


2.8 million
People severely food insecure
(IPC Phases 3 and 4, January‒March 2016)

>2.3 million
People displaced by conflict ‒ nearly 1.7 million internally

USD 45 million
needed for the implementation of FAO’s 2016 emergency campaign


  • Insecurity in Wau County is preventing farmers from preparing their lands in time for the coming rainy season.

07 Apr 2016 description

Climate change and conflict pose challenges; joint action to deliver on commitments needed - FAO Director-General.

7 April 2016, Abidjan – Africa has made great strides in tackling hunger -- achieving a 30 percent drop in the proportion of its people facing hunger over the 1990-2015 period -- but climate change, conflict and social inequality continue to present major challenges in the continent's quest for a future free from hunger and want, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.