German government launches three agricultural projects

German government launches three agricultural projects
German ambassador to South Sudan, Tobias Eichner. [Photo: Mathiang Makuach, City Review]

The German ambassador to South Sudan, Tobias Eichner, launched three new agricultural projects to spur economic growth and deal with hunger in the country.

The projects are rolled out under the name Food and Nutrition Security and Natural Resource Management (FONA).

The event was attended by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security Mathew Nudo, and other cabinet ministers from Western Equatoria and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states.

Eichner said the project will be critical in supporting low-income families by cushioning them with food accessibility.  

Nudo thanked the German government and pledged a commitment to ensure that the target groups benefit from the initiatives.

 “If there is security stability in the country and these projects are implemented, the country will develop in the agricultural field to a great stage,’’ he said.

He said that the government is reviving big agricultural projects in the country, such as the Aweil Rice Project, the Renk Project, and Anzara, to provide food security in the country.

“The programs implemented by these parties are part of the large agricultural development programs and projects that the government wants to implement for the next 15 years.”