Agriculture & Future Challenges in SUDAN

The agricultural sector represents about 80 percent of the country’s export. There is a new trend regarding agriculture in Sudan. Large investments in agriculture by acquiring large tracts of most fertile agricultural lands by international companies that belong to China, India, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Gulf and other countries which have interest to invest in agriculture in Sudan.

Agriculture remains a crucial sector in the economy as a major source of raw materials, food and foreign exchange.

Sudan’s primary resources are agricultural. The contribution of agriculture industry to total manufacturing output is 60 per cent, in the form of raw materials.

The variety of agricultural zones in Sudan is suitable for a wide range of crops. Agriculture depends principally on rainfall and irrigation from major rivers ‒ the Nile and its tributaries.

Sudan has the largest irrigated area in sub-Saharan Africa and ranks second on the continent in terms of irrigated agriculture. Commercial agricultural activities are mostly concentrated in a belt across the centre of the country, known as the central clay plain.

 Sustainable agricultural production in Sudan is  depend on:

–       The continued serviceability of agricultural machinery across the different schemes.

–       Availability of water and other inputs.

–       Dedicated and qualified management of scheme boards.

–       Regular maintenance of dams.

–       Canal systems and all related irrigation infrastructure.

–       Prompt payment for outputs.

–       Continuing good collaboration between institutions and stakeholders.

 

Host City ( KHARTOUM ):

Khartoum is Sudan’s 1st largest city and the capital of the SUDAN. Sudan is rich with its abundant resources which are represented in vast areas of land, and various climates. It is special with its fertile agricultural lands, large amounts of fresh water, and a variety in its animal resources. The extraction of petroleum gave Sudan an important economic dimension. This is besides the distinguished geographic locations of Sudan which makes Sudan a passage to other African countries which qualifies it as one of the commercial and investment inlets of those countries.

The importance of Sudan has increased in the field of investment during the last period due to its increasing economic importance from one side and its abundant economic resources from another. It has become the target businessmen from al The Food & Ingredients sector has been chosen as a special focus

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