PfRR in Action : Field Mission to Nzara


On 5 March 2020 PfRR partners visited Nzara to see how the PfRR model works in action, as UN agencies, NGOs, private sector, local government and the community are all working together to develop the economy and bring greater food security to South Sudan.


The visit started with attend the official opening of the Nzara-Sakure Road, which has been rehabilitated by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) with funding support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).At the location, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) beneficiaries set up a market fair to display and offer for sale agriculture produce and local arts and crafts.


The delegation also visited the Equatoria Teak Company (ETC), the only private sector actor and social enterprise of its kind in the country, which provide 900 jobs to the community. The Netherlands has partnered up with ETC to grow food crops, such as coffee, ground nuts and semsem, alongside timber to ensure that the plantation provides immediate food security alongside long-term economic benefit for the community.