Improved food security, nutritional status and incomes among vulnerable households in Juba, South Sudan

In the current context of economic stress and limited supply of food due to disruption of the main supply routes, urban and peri-urban agriculture in and around areas of Juba provides livelihood opportunities for food production and income generation. The deteriorating situation calls for a two-pronged approach of boosting the agricultural production of nutritious commodities and improving access to the most vulnerable groups who may not be able to produce for their own consumption.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Sudan
Agriculture & food security
Agricultural services & market
Agricultural financial services
01.02.2017 - 31.12.2018
CHF  1’500’000
Background Since the security and economic crisis escalated, trade routes have been severely affected, the majority of traders who are mainly from Uganda and Kenya have lost confidence in the local currency. Production around Juba has been disrupted. Together with hyperinflation, this has resulted in shortages of commodities and skyrocketing of prices on the market. Urban and peri-urban agriculture in Juba has a large potential to address the food security gap and provide for the city dwellers. It has become increasingly important as a means to enhance a household’s food basket and earn extra income.
Objectives Improved food security, nutritional status and income of vulnerable households in and around Juba, South Sudan
Target groups 6’500 households (of which approximately 60-70 percent will be women and youth) from both urban and peri-urban areas within Juba County.
Medium-term outcomes Improved livelihoods and income opportunities for enhanced resilience of vulnerable populations in and around Juba.

Expected results:  

  1. Production of vegetables, fruits and honey improved for 2’000 households.
  2. Employment and income opportunities for 200 vulnerable women and youth created.
  3. Access to fish, honey, vegetables, fruits and milk for 4’500 vulnerable households improved.

Results from previous phases:  


  • 1’000 farmers (66% women) and 5 schools mobilized for agriculture activities.
  • Nursery beds and vertical gardens established.
  • Improved nutritious food baskets for beneficiaries.
  • Income generated up to SSP 320 to 496 per week.
  • School environmental health and nutrition clubs formed in four schools.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • Food and Agricultural Organisation

Coordination with other projects and actors WFP, FSL Cluster, World Vision International, Health Link, DMI, Caritas Juba
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    1’500’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    1’500’000 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF   474’998 Budget inclusive project partner CHF   3’475’000