Project profile — Food-for-Work Initiatives to Build Community Infrastructure

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Food-for-Work Initiatives to Build Community Infrastructure - Overview
WFP - World Food Programme (XM-DAC-41140)
2013-03-26 - 2016-03-31
Country / region • South Sudan (100.00%)
Sector • Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (10.00%)
• Transport And Storage
Road transport (21020) (10.00%)
• Transport And Storage
Storage (21061) (5.00%)
• Transport And Storage
Education and training in transport and storage (21081) (5.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (5.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural water resources (31140) (5.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural inputs (31150) (5.00%)
• Agriculture
Food crop production (31161) (10.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural education/training (31181) (5.00%)
• Other Multisector
Rural development (43040) (10.00%)
• Developmental Food Aid/Food Security Assistance
Food aid/food security programs (52010) (10.00%)
• Emergency Response
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (10.00%)
• Emergency Response
Emergency food aid (72040) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to improve the social and economic well-being of 450,000 women and men in rural areas in South Sudan by improving long-term, sustainable food security, or access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food. The project is designed to serve as a safety net for vulnerable South Sudanese communities in food insecure areas by providing a transition between emergency relief and long-term development. Specifically, the project provides food to women and men in exchange for work on community infrastructure projects, such as irrigation networks, local roads or food storage facilities. By distributing food in exchange for labour, the project seeks to address immediate hunger needs. In the long term, the assets built by communities through the food-for-work activities are expected to improve agricultural production and stimulate economic growth.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcome for this project is: increased food security for chronically food insecure women, men, girls and boys in targeted geographic areas in South Sudan.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2016) include: (1) a total of 86,204 households had been employed in food and/or cash for work activities (with 72% of those employed being women), benefitting approximately 603,428 individuals; (2) community infrastructure projects completed through this project include a total of 715 km of community access roads constructed and/or rehabilitated; (3) 7,394 farmers (56% women) were trained in improved farming techniques; (4) 2,932,754 seedlings produced; and (5) 26,565 hectares converted to cereal farming. These results have contributed to increasing food security for food insecure women, men, girls and boys in targeted geographic areas in South Sudan.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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