Food Security and Livelihoods


Our Goal

We want to increase the number of children who are well nourished. We are working towards this by: 

  • Increasing household income
  • Improving household food security
  • Improving families’ abilities to cope with emergencies
  • Improving on-farm and off-farm management of natural resources
What is the problem?

Both South Darfur and Blue Nile States are characterized by massive population displacement and high levels of poverty with many families living in camps for internally displaced people. When families flee, they are often forced to leave behind their only assets and their support networks, arriving in already over-populated areas where employment opportunities are scarce and often underpaid.

How is World Vision addressing the issues?

We are equipping farmers and vulnerable individuals with skills, technologies and the start-up capital necessary for them to sustainably grow food and/or start income generating activities. 

Is what World Vision doing working?

Yes! Thanks to food distribution and cash-for-work schemes, children are able to eat. But, with decreasing humanitarian budgets, we know that aid is not a long-term solution. For this reason, we are working with farmers and helping them to increase their harvests and as a result of their incomes through training and modern farming implements.

What’s the impact in 2019?
  • 4,996 farmers were trained in modern farming techniques and how to use technology to improve their agriculture output 
  • 16,143 farmers received farming implements to support their production
  • 433 extension workers trained to provide agricultural support to farmers 

  • 193 metric tons of seeds distributed to vulnerable farmers 

As for our food assistance programme

  • Through the support of the World Food Programme and its supporters, World Vision reached 387,203 people in Darfur with an assortment of food commodities, as well as cash-based assistance to enable families meet their urgent household needs

  • Of these, 247,097 people received support in the form of food and cash-based assistance; and 61,280 people received cash and food in exchange for contributing to building community assets and sustainable livelihoods (Food for Assets and Productive Safety Net)

  • 76,126 children received lunchtime meals to improve enrolment and concentration in schools 

  • 2,000 farmers were trained in post-harvest loss management and provided with silos, air-tight hermetic bags and plastic sheets for crops storage

Related Resources
  • See how our food security and livelihoods programmes are equipping families and communities with the skills and resources they need to care for their children in our factsheet
  • Learn about our partnership with the Government of Germany to strengthen the abilities of pastoralists in South Darfur.
  • See how savings groups in South Darfur are empowering families to save and borrow funds in order to provide for their children's needs.