Savannah Farmers Cooperative (SFC) is committed to maximizing the potential of South Sudan’s rich soil,
and a readily‐available and capable workforce of local people.
The decade‐long history of SFC is that of:
• making a positive impact on the food supply to the immediate region and the entire country
• improving living conditions of the people in the region
• seeing lives dramatically changed and dignity restored
• making available educational opportunities and additional health services
• developing a sense of self‐reliance and the capability to be self‐sustaining
• recognizing and affirming the integrity and commitment of the people to their own community
AND to their fellow‐citizens within the greater area
• building the local infrastructure – roads, inhabitable land
Animal Husbandry A BRAND NEW initiative!
Raising and breeding chickens and pigs to make carefully produced and
processed fresh meat for local markets.
The potential for this operation to provide substantial income for SFC is very
Projections suggest that virtually ALL wages at SFC can be covered by the
proceeds of this program, and a large portion of other operational costs, as
Once underway, this addition to the SFC programs will quickly move them
towards a VERY important goal ‐‐ self‐sufficiency!
i. Requirements are:
(1) Building of suitable facilities to house the animals ‐ Initial costs:
(a) Chicken House (for up to 3,000 chickens) ‐‐ $47,250
(b) Piggery (for up to 800 pigs) ‐‐ $52,750
(c) Feed Storage Facility ‐‐ $29,750
( 2) Initial purchases of breeding stock:
(a) Kroiller chicks (an excellent breed from India) ‐‐ $3,450
(b) Parenting pigs ( 45 sows, 5 boars) ‐‐ $12,500
( 3) Start‐up costs of feed additives, supplements, etc.
(Our flour mill produces LARGE quantities of corn bran, which forms
a good basis for both chicken‐feed and feed for pigs)
(a) For chickens ‐‐ $25,250 in the first year, before sales of chickens
will cover further ongoing costs
(b) For pigs ‐‐ $19,000 in the first year, before sales of pork will
cover further ongoing costs
( 4) Labourers wages (first year, until sales cover these costs) ‐‐ $9,100
And then the miracles began!
First, God gave me an overwhelming love for the people of South
Sudan. Land was made available, and while I was still with 100 Huntley
Street we started small farms with a few small tractors with each small
farm. We faltered. I am not a farmer. We stumbled, but we learned.
It was tough. We could get no spare parts except hundreds of miles
away in Kampala, Uganda. All fuel had to be brought from Uganda. We
had to deal with corruption in people in both high and low places.
Parts, and in one case, two tractors simply disappeared. Skills were
rare among a population which had been suppressed for fifty years.