ADRA started implementing food and nutrition security programs in South Sudan in 1996. The program started with training school children on vegetable gardening. Because of the political and inter tribal conflicts ADRA in collaboration WFP and CFGB has since 2008 – to date been engaged emergency in the war affected areas. ADRA has been commended as a credible actor in general Food Distribution (GFD). ADRA is also engaged in Livelihoods support in collaboration with SRN to support access to agriculture inputs and capacity building of farmers.
The Food and Nutrition program activities include direct food distribution during emergencies, school feeding programs, livelihoods support by increasing access to and availability improved seed varieties, provision of farm tools and fishing kits, promoting Vegetable gardening to address household nutrition and incomes, building capacity of the farmer groups, preservation of fish and vegetables, vegetable production, and NFI Support (kitchen utensils, energy saving stoves).