Flood destroys 400 acres of sesame in Aweil

Flood destroys 400 acres of sesame in Aweil
A farm of white sesame submerged in floods in Aweil.

Floods have destroyed at least 400 acres of sesame crops in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal State, an official said.

Speaking to The City Review in a telephone interview, the State Minister of Agriculture in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Anei Deng Akok, said sesame farms belong to an individual farmer who managed to produce 150 bags of sesame last year.

The products were imported to the United Arab Emirates.

“The scheme covers an area of ​​400 acres,” said Akok.

However, the farmer is counting losses as the whole farm was destroyed by the flood.

“The scheme’s losses are from purchasing seeds, plough and preparing the land for cultivation worth SSP 10 million.”

“The scheme has 140 workers, 60 women and 80 men, and the scheme is considered the most important source of income for them,” Deng said.

He said the state ministry of agriculture is trying to provide possible moral and financial support to such patriotic traders to push the wheel of economic development in the country.

 “I appeal to the government and relevant organizations to provide a helping hand to such traders.” I also appeal to the same company to give us crops and grains at an early date so that farmers can plant them, “Deng stressed.

Deng appealed to the citizens to invest in agriculture, as farming always provides quick returns.