University Extension Workers Provide Training on Improved Nutrition and Sanitation
One year into this program in a very challenging geopolitical situation, local staff and university extension workers continue to bring solutions and hope to farmers resettling in the area after conflict forced them to flee. While the peace agreement in South Sudan is fragile, the East/Central county of Uror is generally calm, and people are able to go about their business safely.
Extension workers have been focused on training health promoters in sanitation and hygiene and “contact farmers” in sustainable farming practices to pass along to program participants.
The health promoters will educate villagers on finding and maintaining clean water sources, digging and using pit latrines, and hand washing. The contact farmers will cover the importance of fruits and vegetables in the diet in addition to grains, planting, spacing and caring for vegetable seeds and fruit trees, and harvesting and storage.
Thanks to Your Support and Generosity
- Water drawn from a nearby swamp irrigated farms and fields during a recent drought.
- As soon as rains began, participants joined in planting cash crops such as sorghum, maize, pumpkin, okra and onion at the program’s training center.
- All the produce from the demo plots was distributed among those who tended them, to eat or sell.
South Sudan Uror Program
Led by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and local partner Presbyterian Church of South Sudan