WFP and World Vision partner to tackle food insecurity in urban Juba
With reports of food shortages and looming hunger coming in from different parts of the country, the World Food Programme (WFP) and World Vision International have come up with a training programme to address the issue in Juba.
Targeting 40,000 individuals, the ‘cash-for-training’ program aims to equip households in Juba with skills on how to grow food in the small confines of their homesteads.
“It does not just have to do with food, but it may be that people need the skills and ideas on how to grow crops around their houses,” says WFP Communications Officer George Fominyen.
Mr. Fominyen says the first training session has kicked off with 1,700 participants.
In this interview he explains to Henry Lokuri that there are a lot of people who cannot provide themselves with simple, healthy meals in urban areas such as Juba.
He started by explaining how the ‘cash-for-training’ program works.
In January, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) warned of extreme levels of food insecurity expected across South Sudan in 2017. The full FEWSNET food security outlook report is here .