Food Security Livelihoods (FSL) and Nutrition aims at promoting food security and livelihoods among vulnerable populations including children, women, men and the elderly especially IDPs through increasing agricultural productivity and conditional cash transfers. The programs also focus on improving the nutrition of the most vulnerable especially children under 5years, pregnant and lactating women through the introduction of nutritious varieties of food.
The Food Security Livelihoods (FSL) and Nutrition projects are currently running in Upper Nile State, particularly in Nyakang and Makak Payams and Jonglei State in Keew and Juibor Payams. There is however no current nutrition project operational under ADA. The FSL project has been operational from 2013 to date.
- Seeds, tools and fishing kits have been distributed to a number of vulnerable IDPs in Fangak, Jonglei State and Nasir, Upper Nile State. These have contributed to household food security and caused an increase in household incomes to reduce hunger levels within those locations.
- Farmers’ trainings in crop and vegetable production in the areas of operation have helped in building the capacity of the beneficiaries.
- Through cash transfers, many IDP vulnerable households have been in possible to have access to food for their households.
- Coordination meetings at field level and head office with Government of South Sudan (GOSS) and Regional Governments in areas of operations
- Timely reporting has been ensured to the donors and clusters.
South Sudan and areas where ADA has earmarked to operate is food insecure with effects including malnutrition which is particularly severe in children under 5, pregnant and lactating mothers, the aged, sick and persons living with disabilities
- To improve food security, livelihoods and the nutrition of the communities and particularly the most affected.
- To initiate livelihood activities so as to improve the economic well-being of the individuals, families and community.
- To mainstream cross-cutting initiatives applicable to food security, livelihood and nutrition as to address the root causes and reinforce behaviour change