An estimated 19,500 livestock keepers from Abyei and Eastern Equatoria State in South Sudan have increased their livestock productions and incomes through access to improved production and marketing services.
Through SNV’s support, counties in South Sudan are rehabilitating their water points and manage the maintenance themselves - improving access for all.
Our target is for 35,000 smallholder farmers in South Sudan to gain food security and increase productivity, income and employment by 2015.
SNV started work in South Sudan in 2005, after the signing of the country’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement with Sudan. South Sudan’s declaration of independence in 2011 further heightened development expectations of the South Sudanese people, who looked to their new government to deliver on the much needed improved livelihoods and public goods and services. Yet many social, economic and political challenges remain or have even aggravated. Political, military and tribel conflicts continue to distract the government's focus from the so necessary structural development of all sectors, leaving its people in an apparent unsolvable poverty-trap.
Additional to the magnitude of humanitarian organisations (necessarily) operating in the country, SNV has managed to develop and maintain its work as a development organisation, staying away from humanitarian aid. SNV’s focus in South Sudan continues to aim at boosting the productive and marketing capacities of the rural agriculture population and to improve the water- and sanitation-conditions for rural people in a manner adapted to the specific circumstances in the country. It is for these reasons that SNV engages in capacity building of farmers/families, civil society and local government in the Agriculture and WASH sectors.
Tong Ping Area, off Kololo Road
Plot No. 555, Block 4 in 3 K South
P. O. Box 342, Juba, South Sudan
Tel: +211 92 732 3492, +211 955 723 492