Agriculture in South Sudan

  • Africa's Economic Future Depends on Its Farms

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 At the same time as the economies of Nigeria and South Africa recently rebounded, it wasn't oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and additional sustainable agricultural increase is crucial not only to the continent's economy, but as well to its ability to feed and employ its surging people. Agriculture still accounts for a quarter of gross domestic product and as much as two-thirds of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, agricultural increase has the biggest impact on non-farm gain and reducing poverty.
  • UN Food and Agriculture Organisation boosts aid operations in South Sudan

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2014/06/09 As the rainy season begins in South Sudan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has scaled up its emergency response operations with large-scale airdrops to provide remote communities with livelihood kits that will allow them to plant crops, fish waterways and protect livestock from fatal diseases. The agency said on Friday that despite problems of access and insecurity in parts of the country, it has extended its emergency response for an additional three months to reach conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders with the tools they need. It stated: 'Along with targeting conflict-affected communities with large-scale distributions by truck, FAO successfully flew 21 tonnes of crop seeds to Pibor in Jonglei national in partnership with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).'
  • Africa-led fund designed to improve food security across the continent

    CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC, 2014/03/31 A incomparable, Africa-led fund designed to improve food security across the continent has become a reality for the initial six nations slated to benefit from the initiative. The Central African Republic (CAR), Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Niger and South Sudan signed agreements in Tunis with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to receive US$ 2 million each from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. 'The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund shows that African nations are ready to step up and work with their neighbours to build a sustainable and food fasten region, and to have the next we want,' said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. The agreements were signed during the FAO Regional Conference for Africa.
  • Could Locusts Escalate Tensions Between the Sudans?

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2013/10/02 Whether it is disagreements over oil fees, disputes over borderlands, or accusations of fuelling rebel groups in each other’s territory, there is no shortage of tensions between Sudan and South Sudan. The rhetoric from both sides of the divide is often barbed, and relations between political figures in the two countries are ever heated and precarious. However, below the radar and far away from the corridors of power and high-level meeting rooms, there is another group of much smaller and humbler actors that may end up being central to even further tensions between the Sudans.
  • Africa: Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, inclunding supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.