Agricultural Exhibition Starts In Juba

This article was last updated on May 25, 2022

The event was graced by President Salva Kiir and attended by governors and representatives from different organizations.

Farmers and line organizations convened in Nyakuron Cultural Center displaying several agricultural activities. Farmers displayed well grown cassava, maize, ground nuts, bananas, sorghum, sweet potatoes and several cereals.

Many displayed tractors; others displayed cassava chippers – a machine that simplifies a ready cassava into flour, watering machines, others displayed improved seedlings.

The expo brought different local farmer groups from the ten states.

South Sudanese Agricultural Minister Hon. Betty Achan Ogwaro said the expo is aimed at boosting the agricultural sector in the infant nation, adding it provides opportunity of exchange contacts also among local farmers and investors.

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in his opening remarks reiterated his declaration of war on eradication of poverty by 2020 nearly to the South Sudan vision of 2040.

He said investing in agricultural is the only way for the infant nation to eradicate poverty.

He called for the State governments to explore better ways on how to retain the movement of youths from the rural areas to urban centers – urging for agricultural policies that employ youths in the rural areas.

He reiterated that, by 2014 South Sudan should be food secure and will not import vegetables and several food items from her neighboring countries as it is the case now.

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