Developing Rural Agribusinesses to Transform South Sudan’s Agriculture

JUBA, South Sudan – After years of technological isolation due to protracted war, the world’s newest nation – South Sudan – prepares to transform its agricultural production to meet rapidly growing food demands.

With U.S. Government support through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), rural agro-dealers from Central, Eastern, and Western Equatoria states were trained on how to effectively supply and guide farmers on the proper use of agro-inputs, including hybrid maize and fertilizers, as they prepare for the next planting season due to start in March. The use of agro-inputs is in line with new government policies aimed at increasing food production.

The training was provided by Seeds for Development, a new project funded by USAID and implemented by IFDC and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in partnership with the USAID-funded Food, Agribusiness and Rural Markets (FARM) project.

Read the full article  from The Citizen and New Times in South Sudan.

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