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South Sudan and UNIDO partner to enhance food security

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July 5, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan in partnership with UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have launched an agro-processing and entrepreneurship development skills project to promote food security and economic growth in the country.

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The undersecretary in South Sudan’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and East Africa Community Affairs, Mou Mou Athian said the project, launched on Friday, is will boost food and nutritional security among communities displaced by civil strife.

“Our people are going to be trained in agro-processing and entrepreneurship, development skills. Skills is the word here and whatever the skills we will get then we would have benefited from this nice project,” said Athian.

He said the government will provide guidance for the establishment of basic agro-processing facilities in the country for the project to benefit citizens, adding that officials will be involved in evaluating and monitoring the execution of the project.

The secretary-general of South Sudan Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Simon Akuei Deng, said the project will promote the production of oil from sesame and groundnuts.

“This project is up to 2020 and it is expected to create value chain that will create employment as well as to fight poverty. We also expect the project to increase the oilseeds production,” said Deng.

He added that the oil seeds crops could be engines of economic growth, adding that they make a significant contribution to employment of the youth.

On his part, UNIDO’s national project coordinator, Kuorwel Kuai Kuorwel said the project will enable private-public sector to support value chain development in the country.

“The project aims to support agro value chain development to create employment and income opportunities for internally displaced people and their host communities,” said Kuorwel.

“It will provide skills and entrepreneurship training and will establish the basic soft and hard facilities for agro-processing in Juba and its adjacent satellite towns, which have attracted growing investments in reconstruction,” he added.

Despite the huge agricultural potential South Sudan possesses, only about 5 percent of the country’s arable land is reportedly cultivated.

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  • 6 July 14:36, by jubaone

    Undersecretary for Trade, Industry a jienge, Sec. Gen of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture, a jienge, the UNIDO national project coordinator a jienge. Why cant they go and train jienges in their areas these business skills? Why all the time, Juba, Juba, Equatoria? We are the heart of SS, the rest are at the end of body like shitholes

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    • 6 July 17:03, by Eastern

      jubaone,

      Good observation: ’president’ jenge, defense minister jenge, misinformation minister jenge, army chief jenge, vice chancellor Juba university jenge, ambassadors jenge, mistwwwwww!!!

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      • 6 July 19:25, by The Rhino

        Jubaone,Eastern,

        Everywhere,everything,stinking jienges!Thats why the country keeps mutating into a giant sewage.There will never be progress or development with jienges in any leadership position.Just take a look at their godforsaken luaks,is there any development?NO!..only brawls, revenge killings,theft and anarchy.If jienges can’t develop anything with that big money from petroleum,how would..

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        • 6 July 19:32, by The Rhino

          Jubaone,Eastern,

          ..they boost figurative economy with only meager revenue from subsistent agriculture?

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      • 8 July 14:43, by Anthony

        Eastern cunt

        Your obsessed with dinka and are scared of them but yet you decided to marry a Dinka woman?

        You have mental problems clearly. Go back to your village as a stop being a refugee in Canada. Canada doesnt need useless illiterate black charcoal villagers

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    • 7 July 07:33, by Anthony

      Jubfag the bari villager

      Hey monkey🐒. If Equatoria is so good then why are many equatorians refugees in the DRC(shithole country), Uganda and Kenya.

      You and that eastern cunt(your the same person who uses 2 accounts, pathetic) are a refugee in Canada. Please leave Canada and return to your shithole Bari village.😂😂😂

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    • 7 July 07:51, by Anthony

      Jubafag(villager) Hello white man. You say the Bari tribe came from Europe and gave south sudanes clothes and civilisation?🐵🐒. You say bari are white but why are all of you black like charcoal??

      Where are the clothes you say you gave to other black africans😂😂.

      http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/southernsudan/details/1998.203.1.15.2/index.html

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      • 7 July 08:05, by Anthony
        • 7 July 20:18, by jubaone

          Anthony jienguyu bastard,
          I have no time for human crap like you. You’re just an ordinary jienge left-over, a "chotara" who doesnt know his own origins or village. At least a monkey knows its own trees, a jienge not.

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          • 8 July 14:41, by Anthony

            Jubafag the naked bari

            You’re a villager. A pathetic old man who spends over 10 years crying on the internet. You think your white but your black like charcoal and very ugly. Your tribe is nothing. The Jienge know where they come from. they come from Gezira in Sudan, your tribe also comes from Gezira in sudan. Go continue to clean toilets in Canada jubaone aka eastern

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          • 8 July 14:45, by Anthony

            A monkey k ows its own trees you say? Of xourse you know where monkies hide. Because you eat monkies and bats and dogs and other disgusting bushmeat. You. bari are primitve people.

            The Dinka built pyramids and conquered arab lands while your tribe was doing nothing but dancing naked and having sex with animals. Disgusting primitve bari slave tribe

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  • 8 July 14:54, by Anthony

    Jubadog the monkey eating villager
    "i dont have time" your on sudan tribune everyday for many years since 2009, you have no life, get a life. Your pathetic eating rats and cleaning toilets and screaming on sudantribune is not a life, Dumbass.

    Yes im proud to be half Kikuyu, the Kikuyu are superior and more beautiful than your charcoal black bari tribe, They rule Kenya and are very educated people

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