South Sudan holds extraordinary agriculture potential with almost 30 million hectares suitable for farming. Varied climatic zones, fertile soil and ample rain water create ideal conditions for a wide variety of food and cash crops, with the potential of yielding two crop cycles a year in much of the country.
There are many agriculture opportunities with high return on investment, including bringing current production to scale, developing new production capacities, and investing in processing, storage, and commercialization. South Sudan’s government is committed to support agribusinesses and consumer product companies, to achieve a thriving agriculture sector, diversified economy and food security.
Currently, South Sudan import virtually of their sugar, vegetable oils, fruit juices, coffee, tea and other processes products. With increasing population, urbanization and incomes, demand for basic processed foods in South Sudan is expected to grow rapidly and prices are expected to remain significantly above world market prices (due to high transportation costs).