Was wir tun HEKS
Christian Bobst
What we do

Our projects

HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Agricultural production and market systems» in South Sudan

In the light of the civil war and the recurring flare-ups of fighting in the administrative unit of Yei River County, HEKS/EPER is providing humanitarian aid in South Sudan to help the suffering population and the civilian victims of the civil strife. Its guiding priorities are food security for the population as well as dialogue and reconciliation between the different groups.

The projects are implemented by our local partners and monitored by the HEKS/EPER office in Uganda.

HEKS im Südsudan Karte

Facts

In 2019 there were still some 4.5 million people fleeing the civil war. HEKS/EPER enhanced food security through self-sufficiency for around 12’300 people by distributing seeds and farming implements. At the same time, HEKS/EPER is fomenting the peace dialogue between the various groups in the same projects.

HEKS/EPER is active primarily in rural areas, where prosperity and quality of life for the poorest are closely bound up with properly functioning agriculture. This is often not the case, however, as depleted soil, poor transport routes or lacking know-how hamper profitable agricultural production. HEKS/EPER helps people engage in profitable and ecological agriculture. This calls for sustainable production techniques and a great diversity of products so as to be able to react to environmental risks and market changes. In order that produce can be marketed successfully, HEKS/EPER enhances smallholders' knowledge of the market and militates for market systems in which smallholders are able to survive. In so doing HEKS/EPER mediates between producing, processing and subcontracting enterprises.