Food and Nutrition Security Resilience Programme

Food System Resilience

FNS-REPRO is a four-year programme that addresses the cause-effect relationship between conflict and food insecurity, through a multi-year livelihood and resilience-based approach, in Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan.

Focus Countries

FNS-REPRO focus is on select value chains in Somalia, South Sudan and the Sudan, chosen for their central role in agropastoral and farming livelihoods. This ranges from the survival of people and animals during humanitarian crises to improved resource management and livelihood diversification.


Food and Nutrition Security outcomes can only be achieved through effective collaboration with all interested actors in the food and agriculture sector by using each other’s knowledge, experience and comparative advantages.

Rising Food Insecurity

The greater number and intensification of conflicts is a key driver of growing world hunger levels following decades of steady declines. This trend is confirmed by the most recent report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021: “The magnitude and severity of food crises worsened in 2020 as protracted conflict, the economic fallout of COVID-19 and weather extremes exacerbated pre-existing fragilities” (Global Report on Food Crises, 2021)

Protracted Crises

Protracted crises have become the new norm. The Food System Resilience approach has the potential to transform practice and the response architecture in emergencies and protracted crises. Collective learning, co-creation of context and system understanding, working across silos, building upon existing realities and capacities - all this is part of food system resilience.

Food System Resilience

The concept of food system resilience analyses how system components are affected by, and respond, to shocks and stressors, accounting for ripple effects across the food system, providing insights into varying existing and required resilience capacities and strategies. This enables system actors and components to mitigate, prepare for and recover from negative impacts ensuring desired, (improved) socio-economic, environmental and food and nutrition security outcomes