New contribution to a project in food security
On September 30th 2015, Mr Jean-Yves ROUX, the French Ambassador in South Sudan, and Mr Clément ROUQUETTE of the NGO ACTED, signed a grant agreement for a project on food security to be implemented in Akobo (Jongleï State).
The project will last fifteen months. It aims at reducing food insecurity in Akobo. 1800 people will benefit from this integrated programme in food security.
ACTED will meet the food needs of the population by providing seed and tools, and sharing of new knowledge and farming techniques.
This innovative project will provide support to the population through the introduction of new methods and distribution of seeds and tools to reduce people’s dependency term food aid.
With a grant of 300.000 Euros, the French government’s contribution to this project demonstrates France’s support for food security in South Sudan. In a country affected by chronic food insecurity, reinforcing people’s capacity to rapidly recover from shocks is paramount to finding a way out of spiralling humanitarian crises.