Support for 10,000 farmers in South Sudan
With the generous support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Sudan to phase 2 of the South Sudan Agribusiness Development Programme, a consortium of NGOs (Cordaid, Agriterra and SPARK) will start a project to support 10,000 farmers and their agribusinesses.
This will contribute to a brighter future with better food security and self-reliance for many South Sudanese citizens. The five-year project run from 2019 to 2023, with a total budget of 10 million euros.
The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security of South Sudan officiated the Launch of the SSADP II project on 24 Jan 2019 in Juba.
The guests who kicked-off the start of the project: Left to right, Lauren Servin, Interim Country Director, SPARK; Mr. David Aleu Deng, Deputy Registrar General of Relief and Rehabilitation Commission; The H.E. Jeroen Kelderhuis, Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to South Sudan; The Hon. Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security; Hendrik Pot, Business Advisor, Agriterra; Hubert Charles, Country Director, Cordaid South Sudan.
Focus on youth and women
The programme improves and strengthens local markets and makes them more inclusive and accessible for agribusinesses. Additionally, the programme has a particular focus on supporting youth and women to start their own businesses.