World Bank to finance South Sudan Ministry of Agriculture with $113.2 million
World Bank to finance Ministry of Agriculture with $113.2 million.
The World Bank Group has contributed $113.2 million to the South Sudan government to boost agricultural production in the country. The project came at a time when South Sudan is facing increasing levels of food insecurity due to conflict.
Josephine Joseph Lagu, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security said that the project will train farmers to help them efficiently manage their farms and adopt new technology to boost their yields.
The project aims at strengthening the capacity of farmers, improve agricultural production, and restore livelihood to 7.2 million people expected to face acute food insecurity in the coming months.
“The two projects were crafted to help reverse the tight activities which will increase agricultural production to restored rural livelihood and contribute ending food and nutrition insecurity,” Joseph told reporters in Juba shortly after the signing of MoU.
Lagu said the project will change the narrative and give hope to the people to improve the agricultural sector.
“Such support will not only secure food and nutrition security but it will go long way to transform the agriculture sector into the commercialized sector,”
Athian Diing Athian, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning said that “We have just concluded the signing of the agreement with the World Bank for the financing of the Ministry of Agriculture with a sum of 110 U.S dollar as part of World Bank engagement to assist us with us”.