The Food, Agribusiness and Rural Markets II (FARM II) project is a one-year follow-on to the five-year FARM project, which ended in 2015. It is funded by USAID to assist South Sudan, as a Feed the Future aligned country, with a goal to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger.
Geographically, the project operations covered the three Equatoria states and served 36 payams focusing on the staple crops (maize, cassava, groundnuts, and beans) and supported other specialized crops, including millet, sesame, and rice. The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture and Development was reached to conduct the yield assessment on the four staple crops in the project area. Two groups of farmers were assessed for the purpose of this assessment, Beneficiary farmers (received seed and training) and Control group (farmers did not participate in the project activities). Results for yield and plant density were reported as a comparison between the two groups for each crop and separated by sex, age, and level of education.