FAO is pleased to present its Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the Republic of South Sudan (RSS) for the period 2013–2017. This CPF constitutes an integrated, multi-sectoral, recovery and development programme for food and nutrition security in South Sudan. FAO is committed to bringing the best of its technical expertise to enhance livelihood resilience, promote rural development and work for a hunger-free South Sudan. FAO shares a common vision with its principal counterparts, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development and the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries: food security for all. FAO will work with many significant players that make valuable contributions to food and agricultural development in South Sudan, the region and globally in order to realize our mutual ambition.
Small scale private, predominantly family-based, agriculture, fisheries and livestock enterprises hold the greatest potential for economic diversification and sustainable growth in South Sudan (Economic Development Pillar, SSDP). FAO supports the Government's mission of creating an enabling environment for the transformation from subsistence production to progressive and socially, environmentally and economically sustainable food and agriculture systems. Central to this transformation are innovative, market-orientated, and competitive approaches that maintain the integrity of the natural resource base for the benefit of current and future generations.
The FAO South Sudan CPF is the foundation to guide and to measure FAO's focused, results-based interventions in defined areas of priority over time. It is underpinned by a systematic resource mobilisation strategy to support aligned and coordinated approaches in agriculture, livestock, fisheries/aquaculture and natural resources management. The CPF articulates how FAO South Sudan will support government priorities as reflected in the South Sudan Development Plan (SSDP), the Agriculture Sector Policy Framework, and other policies governing food, nutrition and the broadly defined agriculture sectors. Further, the CPF is coherently aligned to the New Deal for Fragile States and the IGAD-led process of Ending Drought Emergencies in the Horn of Africa, among other initiatives. The CPF supports the fulfillment of FAO's responsibilities in: the 2012 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF); FAO's Renewed Commitment to the Horn of Africa; FAO’s commitments to the Inter Agency Standing Committee, the FAO Africa Regional Conference priorities; and, FAO's revised five global Strategic Objectives.
The overarching development goal to which all of FAO's work in South Sudan will contribute during the CPF period is the resilient achievement of food and nutrition security. The CPF is underpinned by four priority areas namely:
Supporting putting in place an enabling environment for sustainable agricultural development
Sustainable production and productivity for food security
Enhancing market opportunities for rural communities
Building resilience for food security
In addition, key cross-cutting themes – gender, youth and the impact of HIV/AIDS – have been identified as overarching programme components critical to the achievement of food and nutrition security.
Implementation Arrangements Taking into account the formulation process which involved a number of stakeholders, effective implementation will require engaging the same partners. While the main stakeholders for the CPF are the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural development and the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries, the CPF will be implemented in partnership with other UN agencies guided by the UNDAF, the private sector, civil society and development partners. The modus operandi of partnerships will vary depending on the component activities. The FAO Head of Office in South Sudan will take leadership and responsibility for the implementation of the CPF on behalf of FAO with the Government of South Sudan as a major player.
FAO, in collaboration with Government of South Sudan and other stakeholders will make every effort to provide high quality technical support for an efficient, cost effective implementation process. A managing for results approach will be applied with a comprehensive Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework developed to guide the performance management of project activities, outputs and outcomes. The M&E will facilitate accountability to all the stakeholders (development partners, government, civil society and direct beneficiaries). Information from the M&E process will be used routinely to strengthen the implementation of the programme, and will thus provide a valuable basis for continuous learning.
During the implementation of the CPF, feedback on the progress of the various activities is crucial in order to build confidence and transparency with beneficiaries and other stakeholders through various avenues that will provide opportunities for dialogue.
A working group will be set up to oversee monitoring and evaluation and will comprise M&E officers from FAO and Government, chaired by FAO. It is also important to include independent personnel especially from the development partners during M&E.
The estimated budget for the implementation of the CPF is about USD xxxx million. This will be funded through financial contributions from FAO’s Technical Cooperation, development partners, technical partners and in-kind1 contributions by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan.
Honorable Dr. Betty Achan OgwaroDr. Sue Lautze
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Head of Office
Cooperative and Rural Development Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
CPF Priority Areas and Outcomes
Indicators, baselines, targets
Enabling environment for the promotion of food and nutrition security effectively enhanced
Capacities for food security policy implementation enhanced
Capacity development of government officials at state and national levels
Food and nutrition policies finalized
Conventions and international/regional agreements ratified
National policy dialogue
Revision of the nutrition policy
Institutions governing food, nutrition and agriculture strengthened
Support to the establishment of a credible and cost-effective systems for disease investigation, animal health surveillance and reporting
Support to the establishment of adequate level of emergency preparedness, early warning, early detection and emergency response
Design appropriate methodology and support the implementationof a National livestock census
Support the development of appropriate knowledge Management and Information Exchange/ networking (Livestock and meat market information systems, records management systems, disease records, traceability system, market intelligence etc.).
Enhance operative links of the private sector to the central public veterinary service
Support the capacity of the regulatory authorities (boards) to formulate and enforce policy guidelines, regulations and minimum standards
Establish linkage between private and public sector and support strategic planning for the establishment of a network of Veterinary pharmacies
Support the Ministry of Animal resources and Fisheries at National and State level, in design and implement appropriate and sustainable deployment schemes
Labor shortages reduced
Animal traction/power promoted
Fish farming improved
Training of fish farmers on preservation, processing, and transportation handling
Increase in fish production by 50%
Rural incomes increased
Cooperatives (and other member controlled businesses) expanded