WESTERN EQUATORIA, South Sudan

South Sudan is on a path to peace that is leading to an increase in agriculture production.

But the economic crisis caused by six years of war has eroded purchasing power and farmers are stuck with tons of surplus of produce.

While the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) helped feed millions of South Sudanese in the war years, it is now turning to purchase of surplus grain to give farmers a lifeline to their livelihood.

The agency is “stepping in for the private sector because farmers were complaining of not being able to sell supplies,” Sandra

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