South Sudan: Strengthening climate resilience through innovation

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South Sudan: Strengthening climate resilience through innovation

In South Sudan over 70% of people at one time or another are not sure where they will get their next meal.

The prolonged dry season forced pastoralists like Lokuru to take their animals far from their villages for grazing increasing the risk of conflict over scarce water resources.

Farmers like Lilly saw their crops destroyed by the drought.

But with the support of FAO through funding from the Africa Development Bank, in excavating water reservoirs and ponds, and providing solar-powered water pumps, climate-adaptive seeds, trainings and animal vaccinations, Lilly, Lokuru and many others increased their resilience and adaptive capacity in the face of climate change.

The BREFONS project is implemented by FAO on behalf of the African Development Bank and the Government of South Sudan.

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