Browsing: Grants to SOuth Sudan

  • South Sudan will receive $8.1million from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to address food
  • The funds will support South Sudan’s Emergency Food Production Programme
  • The Emergency Food Production Programme targets an additional 600,000 of the most vulnerable groups in five states, where recent severe flooding has affected thousands of households

South Sudan is the latest East African country to receive millions from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to address food insecurity.

The country received an $8.1 million grant from AfDB to fund its Emergency Food Production Programme.

Allocated through the Transition Support Facility, the grant makes up additional financing for the ongoing Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development Project (AMVAT).

AMVAT seeks to contribute to reduced food insecurity, poverty reduction, economic growth and building of community and household resilience and social cohesion.

Exacerbated by climate hazards, the threat of a food crisis has long loomed over South Sudan, which …