South Sudan’s vast agricultural sector potential untapped

The agricultural sector in the independent South Sudan has more potential than the much fancied oil, gas and minerals. However, agriculture has not received the deserved attention from both locals and foreign investors compared to the other three. Compared to Kenya where only a third of the land is arable, Southern Sudan has 80 % arable land. The South Sudan Minister for Agriculture, Dr Itto, believes that priorities will change to give more focus to agriculture. In the last six years of interim period, lack of feeding roads to rural areas, storage system and other infrastructure, in addition to climate change, are the key factors that have worked against agriculture. Read more here.
Business Daily

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