The Jebel Lodge in Juba. Where the project's temporary offices are located. An oasis.
A fresh fruit and vegetable market in Juba.
The big central market--sells every agricultural product you could imagine.
A maize flour seller--all maize flour comes from Uganda--there are no mills in southern Sudan that are large enough for medium-scale production of flour.
The ol' jerrycan-on-the-head trick. Seen it once, you've seen it a thousand times.
Blind fish out of water (being sold at the market).
Cattle being brought to the Juba market.
Big horns on these cattle.
Mandari traders and goats awaiting their fate in the hot hot sun.
Mandari children (the child on the left has the ritual scarification that all the adult Mandari have).
Mandari cattle traders.
Driving from Juba to Yei for data collection. Typical landscape outside of Juba--dry and scrubby.
oh, an dusty too.
Stopped for demining on our way to Yei.
The line of cars waiting for the demining to be completed.
A residential area in Yei where someone found a mine--we had to detour while they did the demining.
The red tip on the stick means that demining isn't completed yet in this field. Once it is done the field will be marked with white-tipped sticks giving the all-clear.
A farmer we interviewed had just found a cartridge with live ammo in his field.
Our hotel in Yei.
The Crop Training Center in Yei.
There is a shortage of petrol (gasoline) in Yei, so when a place has it there is a big line. Diesel is no problem though.
Yei is between Juba and the Uganda border. One day when we were out in the field we drove through this herd of cattle that was ambling on its way to a dead end in Juba. They were brought in from Uganda and would be walking with their herders the whole way. Suffice it to say they weren't all that motivated to reach their destination.
More big horns.
More typical housing
On the right are stacks of thatch for roofing.
Hanging out in a shop during a downpour outside (I'm the one on the right). Next to me one of the enumerators is taking the opportunity to interview some traders. Interviews were typically either in Arabic or the local language.
Driving back, we passed the same herd of cattle being driven to Juba.
Third day in the field we drove a very rough road to a bi-weekly market.
Enumerators conducting more surveys.
The town with the market.
Someone else doing the jerrycan trick in that town.
Women selling vegetables, roots and other staples at the market.
A long line of women who have purchased maize or cassava at the market and are waiting in line to get it ground.
A maize/cassava processor.
For all that it took well over an hour on very rough roads to get this this market by car, here is one of many bicycles that were ridden from Yei to the market to buy products that would then be sold from stalls in Yei. The ride by bike would take at two-and-a-half hours or more.
Making the ride home.
This is a good reason to avoid being a goat in Sudan. These two goats are going to be upside down for the whole rough 2.5 hr bike ride to Juba. I saw another goat that was brought the same way on a motorcycle but it was dead (probably didn't start out that way) so its head was just floppinjg along as the motorcycle made its way.
A goat in better circumstances.
Someone selling honey at the roadside.
Driving back from Yei to Juba we passed one of a number of large trucks that had flipped. This is referred to as "a failure to negotiate".
A left over tank. The blue numbers on the side are highway survey markings.
Scenery on the drive from Juba to Mundri county, Western Equatoria.
The Yei River in Mundri--right next to our hotel
Our hotel in Mundri. My container (#7) away from home.
Redneck yacht club.
Who's a dork?
A nicely painted truck.
Maridi welcomes you with a Sudanese flag and a flock of goats.
More roadside scenery.
Back in Juba--rush hour after a rain.
A nice place that I got dinner in Juba--Davinci Restaurant on the Nile.
This is my hotel in Nairobi...Paradise. That's all I have to say about that.