Conflict in Southern Sudan could harm food security

The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation and World Food Programme warn that recent gains in food security in Sudan could be reversed by increasing food prices and an escalation of localised conflict. The agencies say food security in the region largely depends on the post-independence referendum period and the number of people returning to the South. Risk factors include increasing food prices due to reduced trade flows and increased demand from returnees. However, agriculture is expected to be important for southern Sudan’s development and economy. Read more here.

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