By John Actually
October 13, 2011 (BOR) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Thursday launched a $54 million food security project in South Sudan’s troubled Jonglei state.
Jonglei state government officials, USAID officials and other officials from other agencies representatives in Bor. October 13, 2011 (Photo: John Actually/ST)
In his statement launching the Food Security Program (JFSP) USAID’s South Sudan country director Richard Mullally said the would operate in the state counties of Bor, Akobo, Ayod, Nyirol, Pibor, Pochala, Wuror and Twic East.
In a ceremony conducted at the Jonglei state ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the ministry of Livestock and Fisheries on Thursday, the mission director said that the program aims to improve food security of about 150,000 vulnerable households across the state by June 2014.
“Together, we will do this by strengthening households and community resiliency to food insecurity, increasing crop and livestock productivity, and helping agro-pastoralists and pastoralists build their production capacity and business skills”, he said.
“Through it, we seek to support their efforts to reduce food insecurity and reduce conflicts in Jonglei”.
USAID mission director, Kevin Mullally in Bor during the lauching ceremony. October 13, 2011. (Photo: John Actually/ST)
Mullally thinks that the programs will contribute to the
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