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Lado Lukak Legge, chairperson for South Sudan chamber of commerce, Industry and Agriculture

South Sudan business union calls for increment of annual agriculture budget

The chairperson for the South Sudan chamber of commerce, industry and agriculture Lado Lukak Legge has called on the transitional government to increase the annual budget for agriculture in order to boost productivity.

Lukak said increased investment in agriculture will boost revenue earnings of the government and farmers through exports.

He was speaking to journalists at Bros Hotel during the opening of the training on export procedures for local farmers.

“We must have policies that promote agriculture, we must focus on what can be exported, pineapples can be exported to areas like Dubai and Qatar and livestock can be exported,” Lukak said.

He revealed that Yei and Yambio produced most of the food consumed in the 1970’s in Juba, adding that agriculture can provide food for the growing population in South Sudan.

 “We must increase our agriculture productivity in terms of grain, pineapples, groundnuts and Gum Arabic which have ready market in the region and international markets,” Lukak said.

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