South Sudan

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South Sudan is located in northeastern Africa, south of Sudan, with Uganda and Kenya to its south and Ethiopia to its east. The climate is hot with seasonal rainfall, primarily in the upland areas.

 

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AGRICULTURE

South Sudan holds one of the richest agricultural areas in Africa in the White Nile valley, which has extremely fertile soils and more-than-adequate water supplies. Currently, that region supports 10-20 million head of cattle. In addition, the White Nile River has sufficient flow to generate large quantities of hydroelectricity.

Running water is scarce, and the country depends largely on imports of goods, services and capital from the north. Despite these disadvantages, South Sudan does have abundant natural resources. South Sudan produces nearly three-fourths of the former Sudan’s total oil output of nearly a half million barrels per day.

CHALLENGES

Industry and infrastructure in landlocked South Sudan are severely underdeveloped and poverty is widespread, following several decades of civil war with the north. Subsistence agriculture provides a living for about 85 percent of the population.

Property rights in South Sudan are uncertain and supply- and demand-based commodity price structures are missing because markets are not well-organized.

PRODUCTS

Bananas

Cassava

Cotton

Gum Arabic

Maize

Mangoes

Millet

Papaya

Rice

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Sweet Potatoes

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Projects in South Sudan

IFDC is working to improve livelihoods in South Sudan. Our key project in the country is 2SCALE.

 

2SCALE

Improving the livelihoods of farmers in 9 African countries

 
 

Contact

IFDC South Sudan

Airport Ministry Road
FARM Project Offices
Near Tongping Business Centre
Plot Number 146 Block A
Juba, South Sudan
Tel: 211 955 010 694