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Food Security Information and Knowledge Sharing System

Sudan Federal Food Security Technical Secretariat
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About Food Security Information System

What is FSIS?

Food Security Information and Knowledge Sharing System is a national platform to strengthen and improve Food Security information generation, management, dissemination, sharing and exchange for policy-makers, senior managers and national stakeholder groups working in support of food security improvement and sustainable agricultural development.

What are the Objectives of FSIS?
  • To strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MOAF) of Sudan to establish and develop an effective and efficient web based information and knowledge sharing system that will support agricultural development and ensure food security in Sudan, based on the needs and demands of its stakeholders and integrating the various resources in FSTS/MOAF and four states.
  • To facilitate the establishment of the required capacity to access and make use of the vast knowledge and information resources and appropriate technologies for increasing food production, alleviating poverty and improving food security and the livelihood of the rural community in order to directly address constraints related to improved food production and nutrition, increased incomes, expanded trade opportunities, and a policy environment that promote sustainable attainment of food security.
  • To develop new skills and capacities in agricultural information management for human resources development, creating a core of trained staff in the MOAI together with an appropriate infrastructure as a basis for ongoing work.

The ultimate purpose of the project component Activities is to assist Sudan to assess and monitor the food security situation in order to target, design and implement improved food policies and programmes that reflect social aspects of food security – nutrition, food-related health issues, organisation and community involvement.

What are the expected outcomes of FSIS?

The development of a relevant, effective and harmonized Food Security Information and Knowledge Sharing System (FSIS) is expected to lead MOAF and other ministries/ stakeholders to the following outcome:
  1. Capacity of the Sudan Ministry of Agriculture and Forests strengthened to manage food security information and share knowledge effectively and efficiently in support of food security improvement.
  2. Improve the capacity to access and exchange Food Security information, and to convert it into useful knowledge, as it is very essential for the development objectives of poverty eradication, food security, sustainable development and increased productivity and competitiveness.
  3. Preserve Food security needed resources, make maximize use of the results of other projects and database applications, prevent redundancy and duplication of data and efforts, and ensure maximum co-ordination among various agricultural institutes, programs and personnel for the benefit of agricultural development and food security.

Who are FSIS Stakeholders?

The following groups of stakeholders in the Food Security Information and Knowledge Sharing System were identified in a preliminary way, and it was recognized that these groups and their needs and demands needed to be further defined:
  • National Food Security technical secretaries at HQ Level.
  • National Food Security technical secretaries at States level.
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MOAF)
  • Policy-makers in agriculture and rural development, especially in NARIs (National Agricultural Research Institutions).
  • Department heads and professional technical officers within NARIs.
  • Other Ministries working on or involved in Food Security.
  • Universities and colleges with agriculturally-related faculties and departments.
  • Farmers’ and producers’ organizations.
  • Credit and marketing associations and Chambers of Commerce.
  • Private sector involved in Food Security.
  • Non-Governmental Organizations involved in food security.
  • Regional and International Organizations involved in food security.
  • General Public.