IPC in South Sudan
IPC instituzionalied in South Sudan
In July 2014, the Secretary General of the Republic of South Sudan Food Security Council (RSSFSC) officially recognized IPC as the "main methodology to produce food security analyses" in the country.
Improvement of Food Security Situation
The Government of the Republic of South Sudan announces the results of the latest IPC analysis for September 2014.The latest IPC analysis indicates that food security across the country has begun improving and is expected to continue on a positive trend through December 2014. Only 1.5 million people are projected to remain food insecure through December 2014, with two-thirds of them in the Greater Upper Nile. >> Read more
The IPC has been introduced in 2007 and used since 2008 to classify the food security situation at national level. The acute analysis is led four times a year, at the national and state levels. The version 2.0 has been introduced in 2012 and over 120 persons have been trained on IPC protocols in the ten states, improving their overall knowledge on food security and nutrition.
The IPC contribution to decision making
IPC is institutionalized and adopted by the Government as a reliable tool for early warning and decision making. IPC products are used regularly for response analysis and coordination by FAO, WFP Government and other humanitarian NGOs, especially to target food aid (by WFP), seeds and tools distribution (by FAO).
The Partnership and role of Government
IPC is hosted within the National Bureau of Statistics and the chair of the technical working group (TWG) is in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development. The national TWG is composed of 15 members from different ministries of the government, UN agencies and NGOs.
The national TWG continues working towards