The South Sudan Food Security Technical Secretariat (FSTS) was established in June 2008 with technical and financial support from the Sudan Institutional Capacity Programme: Food Security Information for Action (SIFSIA) programme funded by European Union and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The secretariat is the technical arm of the Food Security Council (FSC) that is chaired by the president. The Council makes decisions on all Food Security matters in South Sudan. The Secretariat is located within the South Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE) and is tasked with the collection, compilation, storage and analysis of food security data, and the dissemination of processed information to government institutions and other stakeholders to inform decisions on all matters of food security in South Sudan.
The secretariat provides information on the food security status of South Sudan on regular basis through the production of Food Security Bulletins, Agrometeorology Bulletins and Policy Briefs and special reports to inform the public and decision makers of prevailing food security situations in all ten States. The Secretariat periodically organizes policy briefing meetings in Juba for GOSS and State officials to support their decision making processes on matters related to food security. The secretariat is also responsible for coordinating activities of food security with major government institutions, UN and other agencies and all stakeholders within South Sudan.
The Food Security Technical Secretariat consists of five (6) technical units: i) Structural Food Security Unit ii) Transitory Food Security Unit iii) Nutrition Unit iv) Food Security Policy and Planning Unit and vi) Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Unit, (vi) Data Base Unit.
For more information:
Charles Assega Aggrey, Coordinator
Food Security Technical Secretariat/SSCCSE/GOSS
Juba, Republic of South Sudan