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.
U.S Ambassador to #SouthSudan Tom Hushek cuts the ribbon to officially inaugurate the 78km of feeders roads in Western Equatoria, rehabilitated by @UNOPS with funding from @USAIDSouthSudan pic.twitter.com/dfYqSfRtq2— UNOPS South Sudan (@UNOPSSouthSudan) March 6, 2020
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.
Amb. Thomas Hushek @USAIDSouthSudan, @UNOPSSouthSudan Rep Peter, and @faosouthsudan during Nzara feeder road inaguration.#didyouknow Nzara is #SouthSudan breadbasket!! Road opened much craved access to market for surplus produce.— Meshack Oguna Malo (@maloguna) March 5, 2020
Thanks to @USAID for their on-going support. pic.twitter.com/xejh4Q2IvJ
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.
U.S. Ambassador to #SouthSudan Tom Hushek met farmers in Nzara, Western Equatoria. @USAID is funding @FAOSouthSudan to help communities rebuild livelihoods after conflict & displacement, so they can support their families through farming, fishing, beekeeping & other trades. #SSOT pic.twitter.com/lLsFitC0aP— USAID South Sudan (@USAIDSouthSudan) March 5, 2020