The main objective of the project was to teach local people to farm more efficiently and sustainably with help of agricultural trainings. Within three trimesters, 60 selected representatives of municipalities in the region gained knowledge on how to irrigate, compost, grow crops etc. Besides, the trainings were introduced into the schedule of local primary schools with more than 300 pupils. Farming of the local population was also encouraged by a microcredit mechanism, a seed bank, a seedling bank and a system for renting machinery and equipment.
Agriculture is the main resource for people of South Sudan. As the training graduates learnt about more efficient processes and ways of farming, they are less dependent on precipitation levels, weather conditions and they are able to farm more efficiently. The project was an attempt to adapt to climatic changes, affecting mainly the Sub-Saharan Africa. Moreover, as a result of lengthy civil wars in Sudan, people lack knowledge on farming and growing crops as well as necessary tools, seeds and seedlings.
The project was supported by budgetary resources of the Slovak Republic through SlovakAid, the official programme of development assistance, by the sum of 180,380.65 euro.