Background of Agriculture (Food Security/Livelihood) Department
The Agric/food security department is the widest department in SPEDP; it’s formed majorly with the purpose of empowering the communities of South Sudan in situation related to poverty, hunger which majorly focuses on improving food availability and standard of living with in South Sudan.
Currently the food security department is funded by this donors; Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)/ consortium with Food for Hunger, BRACE II DFID- Consortium with World Vision, SSHF, Christian Aid, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNFAO, NEPAD, DCA, CESVI, IOM. The Agric department is implementing projects currently in the three states of Central Equatoria, Northern Barh-el-gazal NBG and Eastern Equtoria States with a hope of extending to the other states as per funding.
The Agric / Livelihood department has been and is implementing activities of emergency response project which includes distribution of seeds/ fishing kits by FAO, Distribution of unconditional cash transfer under UNDP funded by CHF (the Common Humanitarian Fund) in Central Equatoria State (CE) and Christine Aid funded by the IRIS Government in Northern Bahr-el-gazal State (NBG) and also in co- operated with developmental projects like vegetable production, fruit production tree production ,field crop production and CMMF( Community Managed Microfinance/ VSLA( Village Savings and Loans Association) under ICCO,DCA,NEPAD, Christine Aid, CHF and French Embassy in all the three States of South Sudan.