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CATAS delegation to South Sudan to deepen exchanges and cooperation

Author:Haikou experimental station From:Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences Date:2019-09-30 Hits:

From September 20 to 30, at the invitation of the Ministry of agriculture and food security of South Sudan, researcher yinjunmei of the Chinese Academy of Thermal Sciences led a delegation to South Sudan to carry out agricultural science and technology exchanges and cooperation. Accompanied by Ambassador Hua Ning of the Chinese Embassy in South Sudan, the delegation met with Mr. onyoti adigo, Minister of agriculture and food security of South Sudan, and Dr. John ogoto, executive vice minister. They had a discussion and exchange on the potential and feasibility of cooperation in the agricultural field, and reached a cooperation consensus on training students, building demonstration farms, and outstanding young scientists to further study in China.


Picture A. talks with the Minister of agriculture of Yugoslavia; B. visit the FAO representative office in South Sudan; C. visit the World Food Programme (WFP) representative office in South Sudan; D. participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the people's Republic of China held by the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia; E. exchange with Juba University in South Sudan; F. inspect the South farm aided by Israeli green horizon company

At the Ministry of agriculture and food security of South Sudan, the delegation met with the minister, Mr. onyoti adigo nyikuac, and the executive deputy minister, Dr. John ogoto kanisio lefuk, to understand the overall situation of South Africa's agriculture, especially the agricultural projects and tropical crop cultivation currently being carried out in South Sudan, in order to promote the implementation of bilateral agricultural cooperation projects in South China through training and technology transfer, Science and technology support the improvement of agricultural technology and the safe production and effective supply of economic and food crops in South Africa. The Minister of agriculture and food security of the Republic of Yugoslavia extended a warm welcome to the delegation and congratulated vice minister Qu Dongyu on his successful election as director general of FAO. At the same time, he hoped that under the leadership of director general Qu and with the assistance of the Chinese government, cooperation in the field of agriculture in the Republic of Yugoslavia would be strengthened, the development of agricultural industry in the South would be promoted, and the level of food security in the South would be improved. He hopes to sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation with the Chinese Academy of thermal sciences as soon as possible, carry out cooperation in personnel training, transfer, transformation and demonstration of new varieties, new technologies and new agricultural machinery, and improve the level of agricultural science and technology and grain production capacity in South Africa.

The delegation also visited the representative office of the food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in South Sudan and the representative office of the World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan. Dr. meshack Malo, the head of FAO in South Sudan, exchanged information on FAO's local project operations and specific forms, and discussed the possibility of multi-party cooperation in the field of tropical agriculture. Dr. Matthew Hollingworth, head of WFP representative office in South Sudan, and Ms. Hsiao Wei Lee, head of the project, exchanged views on WFP's current humanitarian relief projects and WFP's beneficial attempts to reduce the cost of transporting food and airdrop relief supplies in various parts of South Sudan, and explored the possibility of combining large-scale agricultural projects with humanitarian relief.

The delegation also visited the Israeli green horizon company and inspected the Israeli commercial operation farm in Radu County near Juba; Visited Juba University in South Sudan, and met with Dr Professor Robert M. K Deng, Dean of the school of natural resources and environmental studies, Dr Professor Salah khatir jubarah held relevant discussions and exchanges.

The visit accelerated the cooperation and exchange between the Chinese Academy of Thermal Sciences and the Ministry of agriculture and food security of South Sudan and relevant international organizations and units, and fully demonstrated the responsibility and responsibility of the Chinese Academy of Thermal Sciences in serving and supporting the national "the Belt and Road" construction.

It is reported that South Sudan gained independence only in July 2011. It is the latest country in the world, and has become the 193rd member state of the United Nations. At the same time, it is also one of the poorest countries in the world. Its food supply is not self-sufficient, and more than 50% of its food needs to be imported. Agriculture plays a very important role in the economic development of South Sudan, which directly affects the prosperity and stability of the country. United Nations agencies warned on June 14, 2019 that although South Sudan signed a peace agreement, which basically ended the conflict in South Sudan, 7million people in South Sudan are still facing serious hunger. Hsiao Wei Lee, a staff member of the World Food Programme (WFP), said in Juba: "the degree of famine in South Sudan has reached a new high this year. Millions of people do not know where the next meal is, especially from May to July, when the famine will peak." The United Nations uses a method called "stage classification of integrated food security" (IPC) to assess the level of hunger, which is divided into five levels. The world food program, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund said that about 1.8 million people in South Sudan were in a "level IV" state of emergency hunger.

    World Tropical Zone