How to Improve Food Security and Livelihoods in Sudan Publication #5
This report examines food insecurity in Sudan, a country heavily reliant on agriculture and natural resources and facing multiple challenges, including poverty, conflict, displacement, environmental degradation, and inflation. This report analyses the succession of events that have negatively impacted the agricultural sector, such as the secession of South Sudan in 2011, which resulted in a significant loss in oil revenue and foreign exchange, the emergence of gold as a major export commodity, and, critically, the crippling impact of the current conflict.
The report also discusses the food and nutrition insecurity affecting large portions of the population, especially in rural areas, alongside contributing factors. Recommendations are provided, based on current data and evidence, to improve the livelihoods and well-being of the Sudanese people. These recommendations address the country’s food security challenges, particularly in the upcoming winter season and in conflict-affected areas.