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Safeguarding livestock assets in South Sudan

Jul 2019

Livestock is critically important within South Sudanese society. The sector is an important source of income and food, cattle ownership bestows social status and prestige, cattle are used for payment of dowries, to pay compensation, to settle disputes, and – in the absence of an established banking sector – serve as a reliable way to secure assets.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (MLF) and US Civil Affairs Battalion are jointly conducting a training on livestock parasitology in Juba and livestock shows across South Sudan.

The US Ambassador, HE Thomas Hushek, visited to the cattle camp during the Parasitology and Livestock Show Training organized by FAO and other agencies within the USAID funded project Safeguarding Livestock Assets in South Sudan. During the show participants have had the opportunity to put into practice the acquired skills, and visitors observed the presentation of different categories of livestock.

Author: FAO/South Sudan

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