Juba, 25 May, 2021 / 3:09 pm (ACI Africa).
An official of Caritas Switzerland in South Sudan has urged farmers in the East-Central African nation to increase food production in the present season.
Speaking during the Monday, May 24 closure of a seed fair event, the Program Manager for market linkages and income generation for Caritas Switzerland, Joyce Sebit, called on the participants to make proper use of the distributed seeds instead of consuming them and being left with nothing to plant for the next season.
“We (Caritas Switzerland) have distributed seeds and tools in Eastern Equatoria, to increase food production in your area. Do not eat the seeds that we give you, but please plant them for more production for the coming seasons,” Ms. Sebit told farmers in Ikotos County of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria within the Catholic Diocese of Torit.
She added, “When you (farmers) produce your own seeds, you will be self-reliant in planting materials rather than relying on imported seeds.”
Speaking during the same seed fair, Masimina Ihuma, who is a mother of three children and a beneficiary of the Caritas Switzerland’s project said the project had helped turn her life around.