Making a Difference

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    More Than Distribution!
    What goes into these storage bins DOES NOT come from outside South Sudan!
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    Crops Grown Locally
    Unlike much food provided for the starving, this food is produced IN South Sudan.
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    Locally-Grown Crop
    This food-grain (sorghum) is grown right in South Sudan, economically and efficiently.
?"How is CBM "Different

Cal Bombay Ministries is unlike most other relief agencies.

Many Non- Government Agencies (NGOs) are working on emergency feeding. Cal Bombay Ministries (CBM) is also involved in emergency feeding to a limited degree. At this point, there are dozens NGOs addressing the emergency feeding. 

Cal Bombay Ministries Inc. is involved in a more long-range provision of food for the hungry in South Sudan. CBM is working with the highest level of leaders of theSouth Sudan through a non-profit cooperative we have formed, the Savannah Farmers Cooperative (SFC) for the purpose of establishing farms for mass food production. The first twenty-two farm tractors exclusively for farming to be introduced to South Sudan have been in place for some time. This is unique in South Sudan since the Independence of the whole of Sudan in 1956. (both north and south as one nation at that time).

We Have a Plan  

Emergency feeding keeps people alive a day at a time. And that is essential!

First, our plan has been to establish large cooperative farms with the first mechanical farming to come into South Sudan. The plan is long range. A "Food For The Long Haul" approach. 

The Savannah Farmers Cooperative has been formed to create and manage these farms on the 100,000 acres made available to us by the South Sudan government. Large tracts of land are being plowed, disked, harrowed, and planted using modern machinery. 

Crops are being sold by the SFC warehouse to Relief Organisations and local traders who will distribute to the hungry. The income from the sales will be rolled back into the cooperative to grow more and larger crops, expanding the acreage being planted.

With the agreement with local leaders, including chiefs and civil authorities, the land made available to the cooperatives will be used for mass crop production.

Some tractors, together with drivers and equipment are being made available to local small farms which have cleared the land sufficiently for tractors to work and plant the soil. The local community farmer will pay a basic fee for the use of the tractor, driver, fuel etc. 

It is estimated that the local private farmer, with the use of machinery and drivers from the SFC will be able to clear and plant four times as much land as he would have been able in the traditional method. Some have already exceeded this. This will allow him to both diversify, and to produce enough crops that he will be able to sell his excess through a marketing program being developed. This will provide him with some hard currency as well as food for survival. 

The goal is to create such successful and productive farms through the SFC that they will be models which other organisations can replicate throughout the whole of South Sudan.