This initiative aims to increase the resilience of Sudan’s poorest communities by improving food security through agroecological interventions, enhanced livelihoods skills and increased capacity, and engagement of youth. It aims to reach a total of 40,000 beneficiaries. In total, 75% of the project focuses on Eastern Equatoria State in Southern Sudan, with the remaining 25% for Kassala State in East Sudan.
Results achieved in Kassala, Sudan, as of the end of the project (March 2014) include: (1) 1000 farming households received seeds and agricultural tools; (2) 902 community members received training on household gardening; and (3) 298 youth (180 women and 118 men) received vocational training. These activities have helped enhance the capacity of 5,000 individuals to address their food security needs and earn income. Results achieved in Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan, as of the end of the project (June 2015) include: (1) 4910 farming households received over 8.46 metric tons of seeds, and agricultural tools; (2) 3,150 community members received training on household gardening ; and (3) 87 youth received vocational training through the project. Of these youth, 49 applied their training and earned $52,000 SSP (approximately $11,000 CAN). These results have contributed to increase the capacity of 25,000 individuals to address their food security needs.