Background on Dairy and Poultry Production in South Sudan
African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources
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South Sudan is endowed with variable soils and rainfall, ranging from 500mm to 1500mm per year. The high rainfall areas, which are characterized by rainforest, are found in western Equatoria at the borders of Uganda and Congo. Part of this high rainfall area is found in western Bahr el Ghazal in the district of Raja. The dominant grasses in this high rainfall area besides the thick forest are the spear grasses, penisetum perpereum, pennicum maximum and hyperhenia species. Some species such as setaria and cloris gayana are found too. These areas are mainly agricultural with few communities keeping cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry.