Oilseed crops are set to play an important role in the South Sudanese economy because of their potential to open up employment opportunities, provide raw materials for industries and generate revenue and foreign currency for the country.

Thus, the Government is particularly keen to attract investors to help revive the old oilseed plantations and mills in Nzara and Yirol.

Oil crops grow well in areas along rivers in the northern and central part of country. They can also be produced in areas of the Green Belt with:

The states of Upper Nile and Lakes, in addition to the areas of the Green Belt are potential investment areas for oil crops, particularly oil palm, groundnut and sesame.

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