Only participatory farming can break the acerbic teeth of food crisis in South Sudan

Posted: May 15, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Economy, Junub Sudan

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

farm in Bor, Jonglei state

farm in Bor, Jonglei state

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (PW) — There is nothing so precious than to feast on one’s plate of hard work and sincerity, my chief shout of admiration and call goes to the holders of farm tools wherever they are, whether in the villages, near the towns or within the towns. This rainy season must be used to throw off the gloomy face of hunger and economic crisis that has stiffen our necks and blurred our optional journey for unpretentious survival.

Localities within South Sudan that are peacefully marked must all have unconditioned farming exercises.

This farming call is not been directed to the farmers alone but to everyone who have energy and a piece of unoccupied land particularly the areas around Juba City such as Rejaf, Luri, Jambo, Kondokoro, Mongalla, Lobonok, Rokon, Jebel Lado and other localities within Juba City that are within the watching eyes of the security and have an expanded customers’ based markets.

This will shield them and their families from abysmal paws of hunger and weirdest market prices.

Aided Farming in all corners of the country if well coordinated by the authorities due to number of security and economic challenges can undoubtedly pay back the farmers with subsistence foods and surplus productions that can magnificently meet the demanding lines of consumption within the market demanding force.

What are we waiting when there are high demands for kudura, bamia, regila, koorofa, basol, tomatim and gwedegwede in our Markets stalls?

 Families must be out for farming during the present rainy season, the Barians and Mundarians around Juba suburbs should prioritize agricultural activities on their lands and allow other South Sudanese to participate.

Those along the unsullied bank of our gracious White Nile from Lologo to Juba Na Bari, both on the Eastern and Western Banks should snatch the opportunity and invest wholeheartedly into fortitude farming.

Farmers from Jebel Nyokaa have seen the importance of land tilting, they have benefited a lot from farming and today they are the ones supplying Juba Markets with Vegetables and fruits.

That essence journey has blessedly and smartly rewarded them with one heavy meal a day and enabled them sent their children to school.

Sitting and talking on the feeding pains of food stuffs that comes all the way from Uganda to South Sudan will impart a never ending scare of suffering and agony among ourselves.

Dear Citizens; any time the cloud bursts into drops of rain we must all grab any farm tools available and make the use of little remaining energy that we have in order to resuscitate ourselves from exhaustion and complete death causes by hunger and economic distress.

Residential areas within Juba city that have sufficient land spaces need to be cultivated by the residents.

This will free them and the rest from the encumbrance of buying household’s necessity such as kudhura that is almost costing every family 500 SSP for ten head of leaflets.

Openly it is our readiness to tilt our lands and explore its fertilities that can bail us out from ominous hunger and hardship reward that is being inflicted on the consumers by farmers and sellers of agricultural and food products.

Happy and Peaceful Farming Season to All!

Awuol Gabriel Arok, a Writer and a Poet, has a Bachelor Degree in Social and Developmental Studies from the University of Juba, South Sudan, he is a Columnist with The Dawn Newspaper under column “The Motivation Bell”.  He is the author of unpublished book titled ‘‘The Wisdom Horn’’ , he contributes to Websites and Social Media platforms  on Issues concerning Social, Economic and Politic s and through his peaceful and developmental campaigns such as ‘‘Your Tribe is My Tribe’’, ‘‘Giving Heart Foundation’’, “Wisdom Testament”, “Classic Leadership Forum”, “Grace the Women Foundation”, “PeaceNet Initiative” and “Award for Development”. He can be reached via his email Address:
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