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Farmers in Renk harvesting more yields

Author : | Published: Monday, April 3, 2017

The chairman of the former Farmers’ Union in Northern Upper Nile says there has been a good harvest this year in the state capital, Renk.

Ramadhan Bol says the harvest was poor last year due to lack of enough rainfall.

But he says this year farmers have harvested, stored and sold some of their produces they harvested from crops planted at the end of last year.

Mr. Bol said the crops cultivated include sorghum, sesame and millet.

“This year people have gained from selling their products half or quarter of their harvest and there are those who sold to the bank,” said Bol.

Mr. Bol said if they had mechanized farming, the harvest would be higher. Their union was dissolved after the creation of more states.

Last year, farmers in Renk town complain of pests destroying their crops and lack of funding that threatened the productivity of that year’s agricultural season in the area.

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