Project Highlights: 2018 Emergency Livelihood Resilience Programme (ERLP) South Sudan


To increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises in Greater Equatoria.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, two financial service providers, and 20 national and international Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs).

Beneficiaries reached:

96 200 households (577 200 people); 13 percent of 740 000 households reached by the overall ERLP.

Activities implemented:

Conducted a three to six-day training for 20 implementing partners on project management and implementation, as well as protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse (PSEA) and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP).

Contributed to the implementation of a seed system security assessment to guide the development of a national seed sector strategy.

Distributed 32 773 crop kits (comprising 5 kg of cowpea seed, 5 kg of maize seed, 5 kg of sorghum seed, and at least one tool [maloda, rake, hoe and/or sickle]), 57 431 vegetable kits (comprising 20 g of amaranth, collard eggplant, onion and tomato; 30 g of pumpkin and watermelon; 50 g of okra; and at least one tool [maloda, rake, hoe and/or sickle]) and 31 345 fishing kits (comprising two boxes of hooks, one monofilament and two spools of twine) to 96 200 households.

Distributed a total of 491.59 tonnes of quality crop seed (135.96 tonnes of sorghum, 210.88 tonnes of maize and 144.75 tonnes of cowpea), with each beneficiary receiving 14 kg of crop seed on average, of which 11.6 kg was planted (83 percent utilization); as well as 10.34 tonnes of vegetable seeds, 93 437 pieces of agricultural tools, and 156 723 units of fishing material through the provision of crop, vegetable and fishing kits.

Contributed to farmers’ procurement of 1 183 tonnes of local seed through seed fairs under the ERLP.

Procured 3 834 903 agricultural tools, 970 tonnes of crop seeds, 23 tonnes of vegetable seeds, 105 161 fishing kits, 3 284 units of livestock drugs and vaccines, and 51 150 pieces of livestock equipment in anticipation for 2019.

Provided 6 209 households with adapted rapid response kits comprising quick maturing seeds, agricultural hand tools, and fishing kits, enabling households to produce food for their own consumption within 30 days.

Trained and deployed 80 community-based animal health workers (CBAHWs) on how to: (i) recognize and treat common diseases; (ii) record and report treatment/vaccinations; (iii) report on disease outbreaks (e.g. new disease and high mortality/morbidity); (iv) administer vaccines against common diseases; (v) advise livestock keepers to protect their livestock from diseases; and (vi) business skills; and delivered refresher trainings to 55 CBAHWs (of whom 21 were women). Vaccinated 345 728 animals against contagious pleuropneumonia, haemorrhagic septicaemia, black quarter/black leg, anthrax, peste des petits ruminants, contagious caprine pleuropneumonia, sheep and goat pox, Newcastle disease and rabies through CBAHWs.

Treated 47 718 animals for common known diseases and ailments such as trypanosomiasis, worms, tick borne diseases (such as east coast fever), pneumonia, skin infections, and in wound dressing through CBAHWs.

Supported 676 vulnerable households through the implementation of a 12-week nutrition scheme, which included the provision of vouchers to access nutritious food including fish, milk and vegetables; establishment of kitchen gardens; trainings on energy-efficient, labour-saving technology and various nutrition education topics (e.g. cooking techniques, construction of solar dryers, food processing and preservation, kitchen gardening techniques, and good fish production practices); provision of certified vegetable seeds including collard, okra, onion and tomato to establish kitchen gardens; and creation of farmers’ groups, some of which transitioned into savings groups.

Contributed to the maintenance and expansion of the national veterinary cold chain.


Enabled recipient households of emergency livelihood kits to harvest an estimated 40 466 tonnes of crops, with about 0.64 tonnes harvested per household; meeting the food needs of a household of eight people for about 6.6 months.

Reduced livestock mortality in areas where vaccinations were administered and treatment was conducted by 76 percent.

Strengthened and maintained the capacity of CBAHWs to deliver animal health services. Increased households’ access to nutritious food sources through the promotion of nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

Increased vulnerable households’ access to emergency livelihood inputs, enhancing food security and resilience through maintained food production.

Source: Food and Agricultural Organizations of the United Nations