Food for Asset (FFA) project launched by Rural Development Action Aid (RDAA) in Yambio

Press Release

A National NGO haslaunched a food security and livelihood project which will be implemented for in three years from 2021 to 2023 in the counties of Ibba, Maridi and Mvolo. 

The project was launched on Thursday 14th January 2021 by Rural Development Action Aid (RDAA), a National NGO with head office in Yambio, Western Equatoria State with offices in Tombura, Ibba, Maridi, Mvolo and Juba.

The project is funded by World Food Program (WFP) and entitled; “Food Assistance for Asset” in Mvolo, Maridi and Ibba Counties of Western Equatoria State.

It targets 10,656 beneficiaries as follow: Cash transfer modality in Ibba County –2,424 beneficiaries; Cash transfer modality in Maridi County–2,232 beneficiaries, In kind transfer modalities in Mvolo County – 6,000 beneficiaries. 

The project has four (4) specific objectives:

Enhance management of food insecurity and malnutrition through support of affected populations in increasing food production in the Covid-19 context.

Infrastructural development of community assets which is implemented through the engagement of local community labor force.

Environmental protection that will curb climate change and desertification as well as soil conservation during project activity implementation.

Enhanced capacity for humanitarian accountability to affected population, gender and protection.

The project also has four (4) main expected outcomes:

That the identified affected population of Ibba, Maridi and Mvolo have access to adequate and diversified food that is locally produced thus managing food security and nutrition challenges. 

To have Improved accessibility; transportation of food and non-food items through inter Boma linkages by created/rehabilitated feeder roads to markets and basic services.

Adopted conservation agriculture with proper soil conservation and climate change mitigation activity implementation 

Appropriate gender targeting representation during beneficiary identification and registration with at least 60% women representation as they are the majority of the vulnerable groups of affected population.

In his Speech, Mr. Albert Zingorani the acting Director of RDAA thanked WFP for the trust and confidence they had put on RDAA for the last 3 years of partnership and now another 3 years going forward. In addition to the service delivery through our project implementation, WFP has indeed build our capacity to implement bigger and multiyear projects. Capacity building of National NGOs is what we want and this country wants from International NGOs

Albert also thanked the Government of WES under the able leadership of Honorable Governor, Lt. Gen. Alfred Futuyo Karaba for his good leadership and creating a peaceful and enabling environment for humanitarian and development actors like RDAA to extend services to South Sudanese.

Besides its work in food security and livelihood, RDAA also implements projects in peace and governance, protection, WASH, Education, Youth and women empowerment in Western Equatoria State – South Sudan.

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