Savannah Farmers Cooperative (SFC) in Bori, South Sudan is already a successful project:
i. Maize is the highest‐yield crop in the world, and only wheat surpasses maize as the most commonly
planted grain in the world.
Understanding the nutritional value and yield potential of maize, SFC is cultivating the largest single
maize‐growing field (Ransak) in the entire country.
1) Producing ever‐increasing metric tonnage of food production
2) Putting in place appropriate machinery for clearing and preparing soil, planting and harvesting
capacity as private citizens.
iv. Building support infrastructure for the SFC Farming initiatives, including:
1) A four acre headquarters surrounded by a nine foot security wall with two truck gates
2) Two guest houses for up to seven guests and two rooms for permanent staff
3) An office block for SFC Management
4) A Warehouse for incoming‐outgoing materials and products
5) The largest flour mill in the Republic – capable of 20 metric tonnes a day
6) A church to be used as a community hall, training centre and conferences
7) Establishing transport and outlets for mill products
8) Establishing an in‐country seed production unit for maize seed
v. Creation of an Out‐Growers Cooperative Program with more 625 participant families and more than
1,200 families awaiting participation
What Still Needs to be DONE...
i. Develop SFC fields available for food production, by clearing more land to 5,000 acres and
thereby reduce crop turn‐around time:
(1) Two Phases:
ii. Out‐Growers program expansion:
(a) Phase I – approx. $393,500
(b) Phase II – approx. $743,000
( 2) Total program ‐ approximately $1,100,000
( 3) Term: over two years to three years.
(1) Program goal is training and development of farmers, and supplying additional lands.
(a) 625 families have signed up with the program, with 1,200 waiting to join.
( 2) Two Phases:
(a) Phase I – approx. $132,000
(b) Phase II – approx. $166,000
( 3) Terms: Approximately two to three years.
Many years later, 1999 to be precise, I waswalkingthrougha
bombed out city called Kajo‐Keji. Mr. Manase Lomole Waya was
walking with me. Seventy‐thousand people had lived here once.
The northern ruling regime of President Omar el Bashir started
bombing his own black citizens in southern Sudan. He totally
destroyed the whole city. Death was everywhere. I did not see one
building still standing, but mudded crumbled walls were now
sprouting bushes and trees.
Seven thousand people were still in the immediate area, but did not
want to go to what was left of their hospital. It was a target, with
bunkers for the patients to crouch when the Antonov bombers were