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Rebuilding the agricultural sector in South Sudan

After a long and positive dialogue Delphi-Gruppen and the government of Central Equatoria State have made an contractual agreement to start a programme focusing on the basis for a viable agricultural sector in Central Equatoria State, South Sudan.

Sudan has for more than two decades been plagued by civil war between the northern and southern parts of Sudan. In 2005 this was brought to a conclusion with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which among others established that a referendum for the independence of South Sudan is to be held in 2011.

South Sudan has thus started down a path toward self-support and self-governance. However South Sudan is one of the most impoverished regions and they are as an example importing nearly all their food supplies, even though many of the states

including Central Equatoria State, have very fertile areas for agriculture. The import of food supplies is putting a major strain on the ability to feed the region, and create economic growth in the public finances.

Thus representatives from Central Equatoria State, together with Delphi-Gruppen, identified that development of the agriculture sector and related sectors is central in order to cope with the food difficulties, and support South Sudan’s capability to build their nation. The aim of the Program is to ensure knowledge transfer to Central Equatoria State on agricultural development, as well as the adoption and adaptation of techniques and technologies in modern farming.  To couple the knowledge transfer with the actual capability of producing crop, the programme will also include the development of 30 villages, 30 commercial farms, the redevelopment of 30 existing villages, as well the development of local infrastructure critical to rebuilding the agricultural sector. Based on the lessons learned from these efforts, the programme can be expanded to further regions in South Sudan.

The Programme is financed through a donation from Delphi-Gruppen, and will be managed by Delphi Advisory Group (a part of Delphi-Gruppen).