Farmers to receive food-for-work in Unity

Report
from UN Mission in South Sudan
Published on 25 Mar 2013 View Original

Farmers affected by last year’s flooding in Unity would receive food-for-work during the current agricultural season, a top state official announced today.

Speaking to journalists in the capital Bentiu, Deputy and Acting Unity Governor of Michael Chanjiak Gai said the World Food Programme (WFP) would provide food for agricultural work. The UN Development Programme had already provided four tractors for the season.

“We have identified the places, the population affected and the government has (also) talked to international NGOs ... willing to help and they have already pledged to support those communities,” Acting Governor Gai said.

Last year most of the state's crops were destroyed by floods.