Published
July 14, 2021

Learn More About Our Tree Nurseries in South Sudan

Ednice Wagnac

In South Sudan, community tree nurseries have been set up in the counties of Obbo, Magwi, Opari, and Mugali. Two nursery volunteers in each nursery have been heavily engaged in this project so far. In Magwi alone, 400 orange seedlings, 400 jack fruit seedlings, 370 Neem tree seedlings, 100 Moringa seedlings, and a good number of guava and teak trees have already been planted.


In addition to providing healthful foods, the trees growing in these nurseries also promote well-needed rain. Aforestation (re-populating an area with trees and other greenery) can reduce climate temperatures by 0.3 to 0.5 degrees Celsius and increase rainfall by 10 to 15% within the next few decades. We anticipate some of these bonus results as the tree seedlings start to grow!

We are grateful for the hard work of our FARM STEW South Sudan staff such as Alla (pictured below). Their dedication to this project is such a blessing. We couldn’t have done it without them!

Joy is pictured here with Alla, the agronomist for FARM STEW South Sudan.
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