Sudan: 150 000 homes to get FAO seeds

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Some 150,000 households in southern Sudan are to soon get seeds from the
Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

This has been revealed by Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Emergency and Rehabilitation Unit Officer, Joseph Okidi during a press
interview in south Sudan capital of Juba.

“We are planning to distribute seeds and tools to about one hundred and fifty thousand households in Southern Sudan. Among those to be given the seeds are returnees, internally displaced people and vulnerable people in the different communities. We want people to grow enough food to sustain them throughout the year,” Okidi said.

Meanwhile, Southern Sudan Ministry of Agriculture official, Gilbert Lukud has said that the Forestry department has confirmed that the supply of seeds will combat hunger in Southern Sudan.

“Our people need to grow enough food for their consumption. Currently most of the food is imported from neighboring countries like Uganda and Kenya. The supply of seeds will go a long way in improving the growth of food in southern Sudan,” Lukud said.

Joseph Okidi says the organization is expecting six million US dollars from the donors to implement the project.

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