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Cash Crops

Cash Crops of South Sudan

South Sudan has the potential to cultivate various cash crops due to its climate and fertile land. However, due to years of conflict, limited infrastructure, and the focus on subsistence agriculture, the full agricultural potential, including cash crop production, hasn’t been fully realized. 

Developing the cash crop sector in South Sudan requires investment in infrastructure, agricultural technology, access to markets, and support for farmers. Sustainable cultivation practices and diversification of crops can contribute to economic growth and improve the livelihoods of farmers in the country.

Major Cash Crops of South Sudan


Tea cultivation is another potential cash crop, especially in regions with suitable climate conditions. Developing tea plantations could create income opportunities and contribute to both local consumption and export markets.


Some regions in South Sudan have suitable conditions for coffee cultivation. While not as prevalent as in other African countries, coffee farming has potential as a cash crop, especially with improved agricultural practices and market access.


Cotton cultivation is viable in certain parts of South Sudan. It has the potential to be a cash crop, contributing to the textile industry and offering income opportunities for farmers.


Sesame seeds and groundnuts are among the prominent oilseed crops in South Sudan. They have the potential to be profitable cash crops due to their demand in local markets and for export.


Tobacco cultivation has been practiced in some areas of South Sudan. It has the potential to be a cash crop for local consumption and possibly for export, though considerations regarding health and market demand need to be taken into account.