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Agricultural campaign and seed fair launched in Gbudue state

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April 7, 2018 (YAMBIO) – The South Sudan 2018 agriculture and seed fair campaigned was officially launched on Wednesday in Yambio.

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The country’s national minister for agriculture, Onyoti Adigo led the high level delegation, which comprised of officials from United Nations agencies and agricultural stakeholders, to Gbudue state.

Adigo said Gbudue state was chosen as one of the areas for food production to help reduce hunger in the war-torn country.

“Despite the numerous challenges the country is facing, agriculture is a key priority of the government to sensitize the farmers to provide seeds to them to produce more food,” said the agriculture minister.

“Our country has a lot of problems and those problems can be solved through agriculture,” he added.

Government, according to the minister, lacks agricultural land and that all state governors are to avail 250,000 fedan for agriculture.

The deputy country representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Pierre Vauthier said the hunger situation may worsen in South Sudan if food production does not improve.

“In 2018, the hunger situation has worsened more than before according to a recent report and the people of Gbudue state have potential to double efforts to produce more food,” said Vauthier.

He said FAO will embark on training of farmers in Western Equatoria region on how to produce surplus food for consumption and sale.

The training shall include storage and provision of seed on time, he said.

In 2017, World Food Program and partners reportedly supported over 3000 households to improve production and create community assets worth $648,000, which were spent over a six month period.

(ST)

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  • 9 April 09:03, by Koryom2

    Yes, as always many of our South Sudanese fools would want to bring every rubbish seeds into our country as *their damn UN & NGOs tell them* Here in my own villages of Bor, there is a variety of sorghum that is quite different from other sorghum varieties that are always grown in North Sudan, West Africa & other parts of Africa. Our sorghum variety seeds were carefully kept & they are still>>>>

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    • 9 April 09:08, by Koryom2

      being grown today. I even thought that these seeds didn’t survived the Riek Machar 1991 Bor massacre, were famine force our people to even eat their own seeds. But alas, our *yellow colour* sorghum seeds survived and they have are being used as they were by our people some of these days. What is the role of the ministry of Agriculture in our country?>>>

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      • 9 April 09:18, by Koryom2

        To sit around idly in Juba & beg the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN & their sleazy some of their creepy allies in between about the ’seeds’ humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping, their so-called human rights business bullsh*t and scomplain about lack of food, Jieng council of elders (JCE), Salva Kiir this & all other bullsh*ts>>>

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        • 9 April 09:27, by Koryom2

          If we were to keep importing seeds from other countries pieces of rubbish, then the Dinkas/Jiengs would have lost our long ’horns cattles’ that our people and our ancestors have been keeping and cherished since times immeasurable. Fellows, We are back fools, we don’t want any evil white American, English, an evil juus, a cloned so-called arab of North Sudan, their Arabs of Saudi Arabia & some>>>>

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          • 9 April 09:35, by Koryom2

            some of their creepy allies in between in our country. Here in my country creeps, we are the most racists people on earth. We don’t even marry the evil juus, English people and some of their evil allies in between. These evils are not equivalent to us and our people, not even in the slightest stretch>>>

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            • 9 April 09:41, by Koryom2

              The evils love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & we are going to show the evils (the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies out of our country once and for all). Fellows, watch this space. The owners are back.

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