Leaders urged Kook community in Lakes state to embrace farming

Leaders from Kook community in Lakes State have urged their peers to take advantage of the rainy season to harvest enough food in a bid to mitigate hunger.

By Mayak Majak Madit Tokjok

Leaders from Kook community in Lakes State have urged their peers to take advantage of the rainy season to harvest enough food in a bid to mitigate hunger.

 Nyitur Dhieu Matuet, a member of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) who hails from Kook community on Sunday asked his community members to utilize the peace and improved security to produce enough food.

Matuet who is the founder of Loikudu farm measuring 700 fedans briefed locals in Alol Village of Rumbek East County to increase their agricultural productivity in order to improve household incomes.

He said the month of April is for planting and weeding should start in May.

Matuet appealed to the national, state government and partners like the Food Agricultural Organization, OXFAM and Plan International to support farmers with seeds and equipment to boost their productivity.

For his part, Taban Malual Polich the paramount chief of Mathiang Kook payam, said that the Kook community should utilize their fertile land to eradicate hunger.

The Executive Chief of Mathiang Kook Payam, Madeng Manyang Mangar encouraged the youth to stop being idle and utilize their energetic bodies to farm.

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