Agribusiness is it. South Sudan c/ USAID.
We read about the North bombing the South, massive numbers of IDPs, violent clashes between cattle rustling clans leaving many dead. Certainly, this is the reality for many in South Sudan, but there are other things going on as well.
On 12 November 2011, I saw this in Juba, South Sudan. It was a pleasant surprise. In a country and region heavily dominated by talk of food aid and handouts here was something a little new. It was all about growing, buying and selling food.
The above picture is a bit dark but its a grower from one of the toughest places in South Sudan – Northern Bahr El Ghazal State.
Shame was he had no brochure or business card, but he heralded from along the north eastern border close to Darfur, and was clearly a savvy chap who was up to alot of “growing”.
Markets where? Demand – side where? Good questions. He needed help finding buyers…