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South Sudan seeks technology to boost fish, livestock export

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August 27, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan plans to invest in science technology to boost its fisheries and livestock sectors, an official said.

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Cattle in Jonglei state, South Sudan (Oxfam)

Speaking to reporters in the capital, Juba, the minister for Livestock and Fishery industry, James Duku said they got funds from the Canadian government to aid fishing communities in Nimule and Terekeka areas.

"In 2016, Canadian government funded for exploitation of fish extending from Nimule to Terekeka and that program is people based,” he said.

South Sudan reportedly has an estimated 500,000 tonnes per annum of fish stocks, but still lack the modern facilities needed for preservation.

South Sudan, according to the Livestock and Fishery minister, is implementing 28 livestock development projects to boost quality of the country’s untapped livestock resources and begin export by 2040.

“There are an estimated 12 million heads of cattle but have largely remained in the hands of local people and are not commercialized,” he said.

Duku said the government is working with countries in the region to help them set up state-of-the-art livestock research centers to improve export production, which will reduce over reliance on imported beef.

"Right now I am negotiating with a neighboring country for export of our livestock in beef and we cannot export if we don’t have modern abattoirs certified by international standard,” stressed the minister.

"To produce livestock we need to have identified the genetic distribution of our cattle and this cannot come if we don’t have a research center," he added.

According to a 2018 Food and Agriculture (FAO) report, quoting the Livestock and Fisheries ministry, South Sudan’s livestock population is estimated at 12 million cattle, 20 million sheep and 25 million goats, thus making it a world leader in terms of animal wealth per capita.

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  • 28 August 16:14, by Eastern

    This is an excellent idea; the Dinka and Nuer youths should be told to know there’s more value in fish than the cattle they are killing themselves over...

    Fish export from South Sudan could earn the country millions of USD and employ many idle youths carrying deadly weapons in the countryside.

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    • 28 August 18:55, by South South

      Eastern,

      I am so happy you are very afraid from Dinka youth. They don’t play around with wicked people like. Anyone who wants to rule South Sudan MUST have people to support him/her. You don’t come with empty hands like a Karo man and think country will be given to you to rule, no coward man, you will be taking back seat forever.

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      • 28 August 20:24, by Not your taste

        South Sudan;
        What the minister alluded and Eastern are facts. But, as usualDinka, and Nuer mentalities are the only diaster, non prigessive, non inclusive and violent. Any simple logic both of you tribe can’t stand it but rather resort to violent language. It’s beyond doubt that you are guys are better off together in you regions than paint the ugly picture of South Sudan. For Christ sake, do you

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        • 28 August 20:54, by jubaone

          Not to your taste
          Dont attempt to change or develop a jienge. He is very comfortable rolling himself in filth like a swine. Let’s us focus on things that can improve our lives and forget about the jienge.

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        • 28 August 22:47, by South South

          Not your taste,

          Don’t waste our time. Do you have power? If yes, then I can talk to you, if not, you are nothing but a poor Karo man, end of the game.

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          • 28 August 23:18, by The Rhino

            South South,

            You damned idiot always keep talking about power here, power there.Question,what kind of power do you fucking Dinka cowards really have?Museveni power maybe?Listen,anybody with power barks at his own house, has his own achievements, can feed his own people as well as defending them from foreign invasions.Do you disgusting Dinka vagrants have that,NO!Shut up!

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          • 31 August 10:05, by Joseph Canada

            Power my buttocks!! You Just thank Museveni. When Museveni is removed from the power like Bashir, thats the time you know wish you were Born another tribe rather than your own in South Sudan. Just eat for now. while the sleeping Giant is watching.

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      • 28 August 22:58, by The Rhino

        Jubaone,Eastern,Taste,

        Dinka/jienges and some nyagats are vivid epitome of doom in South Sudan.Both tribes have turned this country S.Sudan into a pure sewage and shithole.Especially the fucking Dinka/jienges,like to prosper in chaos, dirt and filth.They hate order,sanity and the rule of law let alone democratic sets or codes of conduct.Jienges recently fired Dr.Olympio Attipoe,head of the NRA...

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        • 28 August 23:09, by The Rhino

          Jubaone,Eastern,Taste,

          ..why,b’cos he was serious, bringing order, transparency and reforms to the rotten Dinkacentric financial sludge.He was fired through orders from the office of the illiterate "president"!The fucking tribal idiot Kiir ordered Attipoe removal, what for wicked MTNs!NAS representatives in the Nederlands must be extremely careful not to get into any kind of deals with them!!!

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          • 29 August 09:55, by jubaone

            Rhino
            The jienge is inherently incorrigible in his state of mind. He’s comfortable with chaos and anarchy. Between 2012-2013 Gen Magai Min of Interior and Gen Jadala his deputy streamlined revenue collection to a tune of 26m SSP monthly. Jadalla was then replaced by Salva Mathok and the whole system collapsed cuz chaos had set in again.

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  • 29 August 05:03, by Anthony

    Interesting. I didn’t know the country exported fish.

    More projects into farming would be good too.
    https://radiotamazuj.org/en/news/article/feature-ex-combatant-makes-millions-from-fruit-farming-in-jonglei

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