South Sudan Climate Vulnerability Profile
This vulnerability profile provides an overview of USAID program vulnerabilities for South Sudan. Much of the country’s agricultural and forestry production comes from small farms and is rain-fed. Because rainfall projections are not conclusive, precise vulnerabilities and impacts on agriculture and forestry are unknown. However, temperature indicators show that the country will experience higher heat stress in the future, which would impact the viability of crops and forestry production. Furthermore, as home to the world’s largest swamp, increasing temperatures and uncertain rainfall in South Sudan could harm the viability of a biodiversity treasure. Some aspects of USAID’s programs are focused on environmental protection and biodiversity conservation; however, no projects in USAID/South Sudan’s portfolio directly address the impacts of climate change.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.