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Chain -integrated Vegetables greenhouse production in Wau- South Sudan

Greenhouse vegetable farming is one ideal way to make sure optimum yields of a variety of vegetables grown in South Sudan

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Youth Enrichment for Success (YES)

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Youth Organisation (between 18 - 30 years old)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

we will work closely in collaboration with ministry of Agriculture, Youth Union and Ministry of Youth and Sport.

Website of Legally Registered Entity


How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • Just beginning now

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Wau-south Sudan

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

South Sudan

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Wau State is one of the 32 states of South Sudan. It had an area of 93,900 km2 (36,255 sq mi) and was the highest populous state in S Sudan.

What country is your selected Place located in?

South Sudan

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Wau is the place, i am living in now. It’s the second city in South Sudan after Juba city, it is also the place my father home state had lived in and has a farming land.

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Wau is the second capital city of South Sudan. These area is currently highly dense in population and has a lot of demand in food and other facilities. The area's supplies its food demand from neighboring cities. The main type of dish in the area are poultry products and vegetables. Some part of the area has an aqua-cultural food culture. The area is highly urbanized and becoming dense in population. Mainly the Luo, Fertit and Dinka Marial Bai people live in the area. The languages mainly spoken in the area are Arabic and Luo. There is highly increasing unemployment rate in these areas. The hope of the people in the area is mainly on agriculture but the old trend of agriculture can't sustain the current increasing population in the area. there are mixed ethnic groups living in the area. In this area, the climate is warm and temperate. The summers are much rainier than the winters in South Sudan. The average annual temperature in the area is 16.3 °C. Precipitation here averages 1143 mm.

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

Currently there is a high demand of vegetables in South Sudan food in the area to feed the dense population. Still now the area can't insure the food security of the people. The current farming system is old and can't supply the demanded amount of food. The demand of food cause the price of food to be higher and the community in low and middle status can't afford to get proper and enough food. As a country, South Sudan imports 0.1% of the total demand even-though there is a potential to supply to other countries

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

We need to produce a high amount of vegetable through Greenhouse System food to feed the population in the area. But the old system of farming can't help the current population and the increasing population. So, our company design a system that can be implemented anywhere in the country without considering environmental factors like temperature, humidity and others. The system basically focused on vegetable farming to make it sustainable and reduce the production cost of the products. The types of farming which are combined are Tomatoes, and Onion farming. This will reduce the production cost by 20% and uses less water than the conventional ways of farming and the environment of the system is automatically controlled. The system works by supplementing each other. The food demand for the chickens and fishes come from insect farming which are high in protein. The west of the chickens is used to grow the insects and the remaining will be used as a source of fertilizer together with waste of the fishes to grow vegetables. The system is implemented in a greenhouse starting from 100 m^2 and can be scale able up-to the demand. Our company is planning to implement this system up to 100 places in the next 5 years. By doing this we can fight the food insecurity we are facing in South Sudan.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

The basic thing is we are planning to do is insuring food security in Wau South Sudan. We will produces high amount of vegetables food products in the area and sell it to the market with affordable price. The other thing is the people in the area will get employment opportunity which will challenge the current unemployment problem. The other thing that will be done by our company is giving training for the youth for free to engage in the same field of work in order to face the problem of our country and Africa which is food insecurity.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

The system basically don't depend on soil or environmental factors. It also don't have a negative environmental factor to the surrounding. The environment is controlled so the food produced is highly organic for the people consuming it. The system will reduce the amount of food imported to the country by supplying the demand within. The system uses temperature and humidity controlling technologies which are not new. Our company is partner with institution which are working in the food sector. The adaptability of the system makes it to be implemented anywhere in the country.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Website
  • Prize partners

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Photo of Itika Gupta

Hi Anthony Ciyok  welcome to the Food System Vision Prize Community!
It is lovely to see a Vision come together for controlled farming techniques to increase the growth of healthy vegetables.
Since your Vision will be designed specifically for the Place and People you’ve selected, it will be very valuable to understand the needs, aspirations, motivations, and challenges of your Place and its People.
We've built a very comprehensive Food Vision Prize Toolkit with a lot of information, activities, and guidelines. The Toolkit will help you refine your Vision and make it systemic, human-centred and well informed.
We look forward to seeing your Vision continue to evolve.