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BRAC South Sudan has implemented an agriculture programme that addresses the urgent need for food security and enhances agricultural activities in the region. Two collective demonstrative farms (CDF) have been established in Yambio (WE) and Yei (CE) for practical collective training of CDF farmers, ox plough farmers as well as training on crop production through system based cropping. These farms have been established through close partnership with government and Ministry of Agriculture. The programme addresses crop yield, poultry and livestock productivity, land productivity and use of resources. In this programme, eligible farmers are selected and introduced to a variety of farming techniques including the use of modern technology, organic pesticide and integrated pest management and good rearing and management practice of poultry and livestock. BRAC implements its holistic and inclusive approach utilising three major components: knowledge and skill development, inputs supply and extension services.
The agricultural programme addresses the urgent need to boost food security and nutrition, and enhances agricultural activities in the region. In this programme, eligible farmers are selected and introduced to a variety of farming techniques including the use of modern technology.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) we established adaptive research in collective demonstration farms (CDF) - 15 varieties of rice, 12 types of vegetables, one breed of hybrid maize and five types of pulse were transferred from Bangladesh to South Sudan for testing in CDF farms.

Through seed multiplication and emergency seed and tools distribution projects funded by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), BRAC has ensured emergency livelihood to 4,900 farmers who are internally displaced or are refugees.

The agricultural coordinators, along with the community organisers, continually visit and provide support to farmers with technical advice on improved production. Issues like pest management, storage of grains, distribution and packing are also followed up on a regular basis. The farmers that BRAC serves through our agriculture programme are from the bottom of the pyramid and more than 60 per cent of them are women.

 

Projects

Duration

Donor/partners

Objectives

Distribution of FAO emergency crop kits for second season planting to support 4,600 HHs

August 2014 to October 2014

FAO

Contribute to protecting vulnerable populations affected by the crisis against hunger, malnutrition and destitution

Community based seed multiplication through farmer’s field school

July 2015 to December 2015

FAO

Improved capacity of seed growers to produce and supply quality seed of adapted improved and local varieties to vulnerable households in South Sudan

Distribution of foundation seeds to support implementation of seed multiplication activities through farmers group and distribution of foundation seed kits to support 300 HHS

July 2014 to December 2014

FAO

Contribute to protecting vulnerable populations affected by the ongoing crisis against hunger, malnutrition and destitution

Agriculture, Poultry and Livestock

October 10 to September 2015

Oxfam Novib

Improving technique and technology for ensuring the food security by training and demonstration

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