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South Sudan - FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, February 2013

An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 14 October to 16 November 2012 to estimate cereal production and assess the overall food security situation. As well as staff from FAO, WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), the Mission field teams included representatives from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC) and participating observers from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) via FEWSNet and the European Union (EU) observer via the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC/JRC). In Juba, the Mission held meetings with officials of MAF, the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries (MARF), the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI), the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MFEP), the NBS, the SSRRC, the Bank of South Sudan (BOSS), the Agricultural Bank of South Sudan, the World Bank, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as well as with resident staff of FAO and WFP.