UAE investors urged to start developing farmland in Sudan

After the rumblings of the Saudi agro-business people about lagging implementation of the King Abdullah Initiative for Saudi Agricultural Investments Abroad (KAISAIA) (http://www.al-jazirah.com/20110112/ec1d.htm) another indication that the failure of the Sudan bread basket strategy of the 1970s might just repeat itself.

Sudan is urging the UAE to begin developing the vast expanses of farmland it has acquired in the country, as the north loses the majority of its oil revenues following the independence of South Sudan.The country, ravaged by years of conflict, is now turning its focus to its agricultural sector, as it desperately tries to generate cash.

http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/uae-investors-urged-to-start-developing-farmland-in-sudan

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