Juba area, South Sudan

Pioneering Modern Agriculture


This small-scale piggery supplying the local market with fresh pork was struggling financially over several years due to total reliance on imported feed ingredients. With available arable land adjacent to the existing infrastructure, this project proves modern, commercial agriculture is possible in South Sudan. Piggery expansion and modernisation is now well progressed, supported by successful development of regenerative cropping enterprises to supply essential feed-grains (grain sorghum and rice ‘brokens’), protein derived from soybeans, and by-products of crop processing (mainly rice bran).

Challenges Resolved

Engagement Statistics


Dates: Mar 2019 – ongoing

Location: South Sudan, Central Equatoria

Land Area: 1,150 ha (2,840 ac); medium-term expansion to 4,000 ha

Köppen Climate: Aw (tropical savannah)

Client Type: private investor group

Service: turnaround with extensive development

Production: rainfed rice, grain sorghum, maize, soybeans, mungbeans, green-manure cover-crops, piggery, rice-milling

Crop Water Source: rainfed (950 mm p.a.)

Useful Information: integrated grain production with value-addition through piggery and rice-milling

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