FAO emergencies and resilience

South Sudan: Livestock show and agriculture exhibition in Kuajok

With funding from the Government of the Kingdom of Norway and the South Sudan Reconciliation, Stabilization and Resilience Trust Fund (RSRTF), FAO in partnership with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries organized a Livestock Show and Agricultural Exhibition in Kuajok on 17 and 18 November. The show brought together Warrap State cattle, goat and sheep owners as well as farmers’ groups who displayed their produce. 

Government officials, representatives of UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and resource partner representatives including Canada, China, Norway, Switzerland and the United States of America witnessed livestock keepers competing based on their animals’ best productive traits. 

FAO introduced livestock shows in South Sudan for the first time in 2019 in Rumbek as a means of promoting peaceful interaction between communities while encouraging the commercialization of livestock by emphasizing quality over quantity. Subsequent shows were held in Wau in 2019 and Torit in 2020. Like the previous events, the FAO Livestock show in Kuajok contributed to boosting the capacity and diversity of the livelihoods of participants, ultimately increasing the resilience of South Sudanese communities.