Kuol Manyang calls for aggressive farming to fight hunger

Kuol Manyang calls for aggressive farming to fight hunger

Rice plantation that was harvested on January 3, 2024, at Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology. [photo: Timothy Riak].

Presidential Advisor Kuol Manyang urged the citizens of Jonglei State to embrace agriculture to boost food security.

Speaking to the media during the rice harvest at the Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology in Bor, Manyang said South Sudanese must start working hard to realise the elusive food security.

“We think that rice is something to be brought from outside but it can be planted and I have seen that it can be planted here,” he said.

“Jonglei is suffering from flooding, and rice grows in water so there is no need to say sorghum failed; we need to buy technology and apply it. So, our universities and our states have to learn from universities,” he added.  

He said South Sudan has fertile soil, which only needs the efforts of the citizens.  

He encouraged Jonglei state citizens to make proper use of flood water to benefit from rather than considering its disadvantages.

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