Medicon Microbiology (ISSN: 3008-248X)

Conceptual Paper

Volume 1 Issue 3

South Sudan Livelihoods Value Chains Support, Economic and Financial Survey of Aweil and Kapoeta Counties

Gobeng Likambo Seme Mamuru*, Philip Wani Marcelo, John Leju Celestino, Kwai Malak Kut, Achikule Alex Azaria and Tasada Joseph Awad

Published: March 30, 2022

DOI: 10.55162/MCMI.22.017

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The Revitalarised Transitional Government of National Unity of South Sudan formed in January, 2020 creates a peaceful space and environment to increase economic growth, reconstruction and resilience in South Sudan. About 90% of the total area is arable, with 50% considered as good and prime agricultural land. Out of the total prime agricultural land, only about 5% is currently being utilised and 12-15% is covered by arid and semi- arid lands (ASALs). Livestock has been listed to have a great potential in addition to the agricultural productivity in to contribute to the economic wealth and GDP of South Sudan. Over the years, the severity and occurrence of droughts have increased and their effects are exacerbated by the increasing wonders of unreliable rainfalls, land degradation, global warming and climate change. These circumstances have created conditions of chronic vulnerability in the country with persistent food insecurity, widespread economic hardships, conflicts, migration and unspeakable human sufferings, all affecting the pastoral and agro-pastoral communities that inhabit the ASALs.