Crop Biotech Update

A Hungry Nation is an Angry Nation

January 16, 2013

A video interview with Dr. Betty Achan Ogwaro, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development of the newly formed Republic of South Sudan was released by the International Food Policy Research Institute. In the interview, she emphasized that food is necessary for a nation's survival. However with the many potentials of the country such as the country's fertile soils, adequate water supply and low population density, investing in the country's agriculture seems profitable. The Minister encouraged private and public investors to help South Sudan bridge the gap, specifically to target investments building human capacity for conducting research and farmer education, and developing smallholder friendly technologies.

See the news and the video at http://www.ifpri.org/blog/hungry-nation-angry-nation