OCO Farm in Terekeka

Organic Cooking Oil Company (OCO) was formed by 240 South Sudanese smallholder farmers in 2012, primarily to improve the living standards of its members. OCO has been involved in the production of peanut paste and limited production of peanut oil since its establishment. However, OCO is faced with enormous challenges including lack of funds to double the purchase of peanut from farmers, lack of processing equipment, and lack of technical know-how in the production of peanut oil the funds awarded by the USADF in 2018 was intended to scale up cooking oil-processing business.