Norway and the FAO have signed a $9 million food security agreement for South Sudan.
The Norwegian Embassy in South Sudan and the Food and Agriculture Organization struck a $9 million agreement to assist South Sudan in combating its rising food shortages.
The Norwegian government will finance the initiative, which will be carried out by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
Norwegian Ambassador Linkelin Nymann Berryman said that her country is committed to continuing to promote small-scale farming and encourage local food production.
“It’s a major initiative we’re supporting with FAO, and it involves agricultural and food production,” Nymann said.
“With this initiative, we want to boost food production, small-scale farmers, and adapt to new agricultural methods, as well as new ways of looking at crops and how to enhance productivity.”
According to the UN, food insecurity in South Sudan is concerning, with hunger reaching historic levels this year.
According to the World Food Program, around 65% of the population is extremely food insecure.
According to the organization, roughly 3 million people are on the edge of hunger, and another 87,000 are in famine-like circumstances.
The fund’s beneficiaries have not yet been identified.
“We want to see this nation encourage sustainable small-scale farming so that there may be greater local food production,” Ambassador Nymann said.