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Agricultural Potential, Rural Roads, and Farm Competitiveness in South Sudan

ACCESS TO MARKETS ACCESSIBILITY AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURAL GROWTH AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION AGRICULTURAL LAND AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT AGRICULTURAL PERFORMANCE AGRICULTURAL POLICY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AGRICULTURAL SERVICES AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT AGRICULTURAL VALUE AGRICULTURE ANIMAL RESOURCES ARABLE LAND ARID TROPICS BOTTLENECKS BRIDGE CAPACITY CONSTRAINTS CAPITAL INVESTMENT CAPITAL INVESTMENTS CATCHMENT AREA CONFLICT COST OF FOOD COST OF TRANSPORTATION CROP AREA CROP PRODUCTION CROP PRODUCTS CROPLAND CROPS DISEASES DRAINAGE ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION ECONOMIC GROWTH FARM PRODUCTION FARMERS FARMING SYSTEMS FARMLAND FEEDER ROADS FISH FISH PRODUCTS FISHERIES FOOD AID FOOD COMMODITIES FOOD CONSUMPTION FOOD CONSUMPTION DATA FOOD CROPS FOOD IMPORTS FOOD INSECURITY FOOD ITEMS FOOD POLICY FOOD PRICES FOOD PRODUCTION FOOD SECURITY FORESTS FREIGHT FUEL GOOD TRANSPORT HIGH POPULATION DENSITY HIGH TRANSPORT HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION HOUSEHOLD SURVEY IRRIGATION LAND DEGRADATION LAND OWNERSHIP LAND PRODUCTIVITY LAND USE LIVESTOCK LIVESTOCK POPULATION LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS MARKETING MEAT MILK PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION PESTS POOR POOR INFRASTRUCTURE POPULATION DENSITY POPULATION GROWTH POST-CONFLICT COUNTRIES POST-HARVEST LOSSES PRICE DIFFERENTIAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS PUBLIC INVESTMENTS REGIONAL COMPARISON REGIONAL CONTEXT REGIONAL ROUTES REGIONAL TRADE ROAD ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ROAD INVESTMENT ROAD MAINTENANCE ROAD NETWORK ROAD TYPES ROUTES RURAL RURAL AREAS RURAL DEVELOPMENT RURAL HOUSEHOLDS RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE RURAL POPULATION RURAL ROAD RURAL ROADS RURAL TRANSPORT SHEEP SOILS SPATIAL ALLOCATION SPATIAL CORRELATION SPATIAL PATTERNS SUBSISTENCE SUSTAINABILITY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETING TIRES TRADING PATTERNS TRANSPORT TRANSPORT CORRIDORS TRANSPORT COST SAVINGS TRANSPORT COSTS TRANSPORT INDUSTRY TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORKS TRANSPORT OPERATORS TRANSPORT POLICY TRANSPORT SECTOR TRANSPORT SERVICE TRANSPORT SERVICES TRANSPORT SYSTEM TRAVEL TIME TRAVEL TIMES TRUCKS TYPES OF ROADS VEHICLE VEHICLES
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Washington, DC
Africa | Sudan
2012-12-04T21:09:53Z | 2012-12-04T21:09:53Z | 2012-05

The work described in this report is a first step to addressing the longer-term issues related to the competitiveness of South Sudan's farmers in a regional context. It focuses on the options for increasing the amount and value of agricultural production in the crop sector, the potential contribution of rural roads to increasing crop production and how to sequence and prioritize rural road investments in a way that maximizes their contribution to realization of the country's full agricultural potential, especially in light of the competing needs for resources, the very high construction and maintenance costs of rural roads, and the low capacity of the local construction industry. The report also explores possible ways of increasing the cost competitiveness of agriculture in South Sudan vis-a-vis its neighbors (Uganda and Sudan). The core sections of the report include: i) an assessment of the potential for expanding cropland to increase agricultural production; ii) assessment of the contribution and role of improved rural roads and enhanced access to markets in creating incentives for future expansion of cultivated land in areas with high agricultural potential; iii) an estimation of budget requirements for road investments in areas with high agricultural potential; and iv) an analysis of the implications of better road infrastructure for agricultural competitiveness, including an assessment of farm price and cost competitiveness vis-a-vis Uganda and Sudan, to highlight areas where costs can be reduced to enable South Sudan to compete with food imports, even if local marketing and logistics costs decline in the future.

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