Agriculture and Forestry

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H.E. Dr Anne Itto Leonardo
Minister
 

Vision:

Food security for all people of Southern Sudan to enjoy improved quality of life, environmental and economic prosperity.

 

Mission:

To transform Agriculture from traditional subsistence system to achieve food security through scientific, market oriented, competitive and profitable agricultural system without compromising the sustainability of natural resources for future generations.

 

 

Functions:

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry performs the following functions and duties:

 

  1. Formulate legislation, policies, standards, and plans for the development of agriculture and forestry in Southern Sudan;
  2. Prevention of environment degradation through tree planting, soil and water conservation and proper utilization of agricultural land;
  3. Promotion of sustainable use of natural resources for agricultural and forestry production including non-timber forest products;
  4. Human resource training in the field of agriculture and forestry;
  5. Promote the development and adaptation of appropriate technology in the field of agriculture and forestry;
  6. Create a national food policy to ensure adequate food availability throughout Southern Sudan;
  7. Establish and manage an effective agricultural extension service;
  8. Promote and where necessary regulate the efficient production and marketing of agriculture and forest products;
  9. Develop and implement a forestry development strategy for Southern Sudan;
  10. Promote community-based forestry conservation, management and utilization to ensure sustainable forestry production;
  11. Issue licenses to fell and/or export timber;
  12. Collect agricultural and forestry production data and their socio-economic impact on incomes and well-being;
  13. Promote, and where possible, undertake demand-driven agricultural and forestry research;
  14. Establish and manage/supervise an agricultural microfinance and credit banking scheme;
  15. Control crop and tree diseases;
  16. Control and regulate the use of agricultural chemicals and phytosanitary regulations and seed quality standards and licensing;
  17. Rehabilitating and expanding training institutions and research institutions; and
  18. Provide technical assistance and training to State governments and other local governments to build their capacity to assume their responsibilities for agriculture and forestry matters as defined in the Constitution and GoSS policy.

 

Structure:

 

 

 

 

Projects and Programs: 

 

  1. SIFSA (Sudan productive capacity food security information for action)
  2. SPCRP (Sudan productive capacity recovery program)
  3. SSALDP (Southern Sudan Agriculture and Livestock Development)
  4. SAFD (Support to Agriculture and Forestry Development)
  5. NFG (Norwegian Forestry Group)
  6. Sudan Bridge
  7. SSFCRP (Southern Sudan Food Crisis Response Program)
  8. FARM (Food Agribusiness and Rural Market project)

 

 

Publications and Documents:

 

  1. Food and agricultural policy framework
  2. Forestry policy
  3. Strategic plan

 

 

Contacts:

Mr. Beda Machar
Undersecretary, Agriculture
Tel: +249-917-068-933
bedamachar@yahoo.com
 

Mr Jaden Emelio Tongun

Undersecretary - Forestry

Tel: +249-9129431359/+256-477103357

Email: jtemil@yahoo.com 

 

 

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Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts

 

 

 

This article was updated on Nov 24, 2010