By Jacob K. Lupai
April 10, 2012 — South Sudan is made up of ten States which grew out of the previous three southern provinces of Upper Nile, Equatoria and Bahr el Ghazal. As history shows the people of South Sudan have had a long bloody struggle for independence. Indeed with tremendous fanfare South Sudan attained its independence on 9 July 2011. However, independence would be only in name unless household food security was achieved. The government of South Sudan has therefore targeted agricultural revitalization as its priority area for the achievement of household food security. Nevertheless how this can be done is of great interest. First of all we will have to look at the government agricultural policy in contrast to what is actually taking place on the ground. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Strategic Plan 2007 – 2011, “Agriculture is and will continue to be the life vein of the economy of South Sudan”. The implication here is that agriculture is the backbone of socio-economic development of South Sudan and by extension is the main sector on which to achieve household food security.
Agricultural policy framework
Sustainable agricultural development is the main preoccupation of the government of South Category: South Sudan News
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