Community farming project in South Sudan

May 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been working in South Sudan with Caritas, a national NGO, and other partners on farming projects at schools in Juba. Teachers have been trained as facilitators to provide onward training to students on urban agriculture and best agronomic practices.

The objective is that the students apply the practices they learned at home, diversify their diets by adding vegetables to their main meals, and sell a portion of the crops at markets so the school can reinvest in agriculture next season.

Access to water for agriculture purposes has been a main challenge for schools participating in FAO’s project. The project has therefore provided the school with water harvesting structures (1 per school) to capture rainwater as the rainy season progresses.

Author: FAO/South Sudan