FAO Project Will Track S. Sudan Food Production

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday launched a $9 million project aimed at helping South Sudan to better track food production, a move that officials hope will allow alerts of possible food shortages to be raised well ahead of time.

Sue Lautze, the head of the FAO office in South Sudan, says the three-year project would replace the current system, under which “we don’t really know how much food is produced, by whom, of what type, when is it available, …