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Food and income security


South Sudan boasts of large expanses of fertile land but decades of conflict destroyed much of the country’s agricultural productivity and making it highly dependent on food imported from neighboring countries. But thanks to our collaboration with our partners in Food and Income Security (FIS), this situation is steadily changing with many success stories where both farmer groups and individual farmers are being supported to increase their crop yields and gain better incomes to support their families. Modern agricultural practices have replaced rudimentary farming methods leading to hundreds of hectares being put under productive cultivation. Farmers have access to better seed varieties and are more knowledgeable on planting, managing the crops and harvesting. Farmers have also learnt the benefits of coming together to form groups that not only help them increase production but also assist in aggregating produce in large enough quantities that fetch better market prices.