Assessing the impact of Food/Cash for Assets interventions on the local economy in South Sudan
Area: South Sudan, Africa
When: 2019 - present
Through Food Assistance for Assets (FFA), WFP provides short-term food assistance to food insecure households who participate in various community-based projects and agricultural activities to help households meet their immediate food needs. The project creates productive physical assets and builds human capacity, which promote the restoration of livelihoods and enhance the resilience of the targeted communities against future shocks, both natural and man-made and build their longer-term food security. FFA’s focus on asset creation and conditional food assistance helps food insecure communities to shift away from reliance on humanitarian assistance. Combined with additional extension services and broad range of livelihood support through complementary partnerships, the transition to sustainable food security can be expedited.