Agriculture

The Alaska Health Project South Sudan is working with over 450 individual family farms. Our program provides seeds, seedlings, tools and training to farmers or individuals who want to become farmers.  Over 50% of the farmers are women. This provides an opportunity to feed their families as well as income which averages nearly $1,000 per family. In our current survey our farmers report that as much as half of the harvest is being sold in the market. This provides food for the entire community. Farming fights famine and it helps the local economy. Your donation to help our agriculture program saves lives and changes lives in a measurable way.

Facing Famine

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From the United Nations:

 

Food insecurity remains extremely high. Three years of consecutive flooding, recurrent localized conflict events and youth agitation disrupted the delivery of food and livelihood assistance aimed at improving food security. An estimated 8.3 million people (including refugees) are expected to experience severe food insecurity by the peak of the 2022 lean season (May-July) as shocks continue to intensify. In addition, 2 million people, including 1.3 million children under the age of five, and 676,000 pregnant and lactating women, are expected to be acutely malnourished.

Given the high levels of severe acute food insecurity in the country, immediate scale-up of multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance is needed to save lives and prevent the total collapse of livelihoods

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Four years of consecutive flooding threatens the food security.

Our Model:

Farm aid, not food aid.

We do not provide direct food aid. But by providing the tools so that families can grow their own food, the people in South Sudan can escape the cycle of starvation. With the appropriate seeds, equipment and training, a resurgence in agriculture is possible!  As long as Fangak County remains stable, we will continue to help locals and refugees develop farms. 

How it works

step 1:

training

A locally-led AHPSS Farmer Council recruits new farmers to the program.  They provide them with guidance, and offer continued support from planting to harvest.

Sponsor a family

 

to start a farm.

You can help end famine in the region by helping families start farms. Most farmers still lack access to basic pumps, tools, seeds and training needed to adequately grow crops.

  $50 --- seeds

$100 --- basic tools

$250 --- water pump

$500 --- fencing

$950 --- sponsor a farm