Initial optimism surrounding the 2011 independence from Sudan was dashed when the youngest country in the world was plagued by more violence. With around 72% of the population under the age of 30, unemployment and food insecurity are SPARK’s main focus areas in South Sudan. We work to ensure youth make use of the rich, arable land and plentiful fish resources by boosting their entrepreneurship skills. Vulnerable young people, particularly women, are supported to grow their agri-businesses from subsistence to commercial farming, which can contribute to food security and economic recovery of the country.
Programmes in this location
Food Security through Agribusiness in South Sudan (FSA)
Focusing on smallholder farmers, FSA supports youth and women in establishing new agribusinesses or expanding existing ones so that they…
Agri-Business Creation (ABC)
Many farmers with creative agricultural practices, which can help alleviate famine and poverty, seek opportunities to bring their projects to…
Youth and Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Programme (YWAE)
YWAE aims to create new agribusinesses and support existing ones for women and youth in South Sudan. By improving their…
“It was a challenging process, but I was determined.”
Meet Michael, the softly spoken 24-year-old proprietor of Gamboripai Agro-Processors & Service Company in Yambio, South Sudan. The maize milling service has bridged a gap for traders, processes half a metric ton of maize per day and employs 10 young people.
Opening pathways to employment
517Loans for Entrepreneurs