The objective of this study is to collect baseline information on food security issues that will help policy makers to implement interventions and develop polices to achieve food security the rural areas of Central Equatoria State.
The rural areas will be grouped into three divisions (north, south and west of Juba town).The required information is contained in a comprehensive questionnaire covering all aspects of food security. A total of 90 persons will be interviewed in each rural division.
The questionnaire is made up of four sections. The first section yields general, demographic & socioeconomic information. Section two is designed to yield information on food issues at household level. Food samples will be collected for chemical analysis and bacteriological tests. The third section provides information on the sources of food, genetic makeup, systems of production, size of production, production technologies, food storage and constraints of production. Quantitative data (weights of small ruminants) will be collected. The fourth section yields information on natural resources.
The data will be processed using the SAS program (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC). The results will be presented in form of tables and graphs. The results will be discussed and recommendations will be drawn. The outcome of this research project will be used to propose technical interventions, policies and to develop early warning systems to improve food security situation in rural areas of Central Equatoria State.