Agricultural value chain development creates income-generating opportunities in South Sudan – South Sudan

JUBA, 17 September 2020 – Since 2017, the conflict in South Sudan has internally displaced some two million people and left more than twice that number facing crisis levels of acute food insecurity. Yet, the country has a vast agricultural potential, with the possibility of developing modern agricultural value chains. With funding from the Government of Japan, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has implemented a project to create employment and income opportunities for internally displaced people and their host communities by providing skills and entrepreneurship training, and by establishing the basic facilities for agro-processing.

To mark the completion of the project, two events have been held in the presence of the Ambassador-designate of Japan to South Sudan, Naohiro Tsutsumi,and the Minister of Trade and Industry, Kuol Athian Mawien.On 15 September, a refurbished edible oil processing work space in Gumbo was handed over to project implementation partner, the Mazzarello

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