South Sudanese youth on entrepreneurial path to deal with food crisis
In South Sudan, the intensity of agricultural production decreased due to the intensification of oil studies with around 98% of government revenues coming from oil, South Sudan is the world’s most oil-dependent nation.
In order to reduce the country’s foreign dependency on food, agricultural production should be encouraged and investments should be supported by loans.
South Sudan’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Kuol Athian Mawien, said that restoring peace and security is critical to promoting food production in the country.
“We have a problem of food insecurity in South Sudan. While we have many resources, we have to blame ourselves for the food shortage in South Sudan. The first thing we need to put in place is safety. Second, there is a good road network, but South Sudan does not have a road network to connect rural areas with market places. “said.
Joy Ladu, managing director of Ubuntu Farms, which deals with domestic vegetables, urged young people to work hard to reduce the country’s over-reliance on food imports.
“When the borders were closed last year due to the strike of truck drivers bringing food from Kenya, food prices skyrocketed in the country. I’ve noticed that many families have trouble finding food. This is what allowed me to set up my farm to produce food in South Sudan and it will help our people not suffer or wait for imported food,” said.