Home | News    Saturday 14 June 2014

Jonglei’s agriculture ministry organises farmers’ forum

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

June 13, 2014 (BOR) – The agriculture and forestry ministry in Jonglei organised a workshop on Wednesday to sensitise farmers on the importance of utilising the planting season.

JPEG - 84.2 kb
Jonglei state’s minister of agriculture, Mayen Ngor, showing officials the tractors recovered in the capital, Bor, on 11 April 2014 (ST)

The workshop, held in the capital, Bor was supported by Catholic Relief Service (CRS), drawing extension officers and representatives from Pibor, Pochalla, Duk, Bor and Twic East counties.

The minister of agriculture, Mayen Ngor, who recently returned from a United States tour of various agricultural institutions, sectors and industries officially opened the one-day workshop.

“This workshop came in response to the called from the government of Jonglei state that the farmers and agriculturalists should double their efforts to see to it that this season should be utilized by the Internal displaced people, by the citizens and all farmers of Jonglei state in areas that they could be able to farms”, said the minister.

He however said country would not have been food secure had the mid-December crisis not occurred. The violence that broke out in the country had displaced over a million people and left nearly half of the population at risk of facing a hunger catastrophe.

“With the recent crisis there was displacement of the people. Food security and nutrition will be problems for us, so farmers must work and double their efforts so that they have something for the year as you are aware that Jonglei state is the leading state in crisis”, said Ngor.

“Jonglei state is leading in humanitarian needs but humanitarian needs could not continue will not continue to 2015, so there is a need for us now to continue farming”, he added.

MASSIVE BOOST

The government has already earmarked at least SSP 1 million to assist farmers during the cultivation seasons. CRS has also distributed local seed to citizens in all the counties of the state.

"The local seeds are important because these meet the farmers’needs in term of production, consumption in term of marketing conditions. They are easily accessible, affordable and adapt to the agro-ecological zones", stressed the minister.

The country’s economy, as in many other developing countries, is heavily dependent on agriculture.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Crackdown on peaceful protests against bread hike deserves strongest condemnation 2018-01-20 08:54:49 The Peaceful Sudanese Public Display of Discontent on Price Hikes has been suppressed by Excessive violence and arbitrary arrests Civil Rights Denial and Suppression by Excessive Violence in the (...)

Sudan: An ailing dictatorship, looming public protest, and desperate evasive tricks 2018-01-16 10:31:43 By TRAYO A. Ali In Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan (the city that knows no secrets, as is always described) the talk there is not about the uncomfortable Weather, which in this Season is (...)

What is going on between Egypt and Sudan? 2018-01-15 08:50:56 By Ahmed H Adam Ongoing tensions in the Red Sea region came to the fore in late December, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan as part of his Africa tour. During the visit, (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)

Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.