Cooperation in agriculture and animal husbandry between Turkey and Sudan

Vice President Fuat Oktay and Sudanese Cabinet Minister Hüseyin Osman Elder signed a memorandum of understanding between Turkey and Sudan aiming at cooperation in agriculture and animal husbandry.

The officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Sudanese Ministry of Agriculture attended the signing ceremony at the Çankaya Mansion, which took place in the mid-delegation meetings chaired by Oktay and Elderi.

Speaking after the signing ceremony, Oktay said, “I hope it will be a very pleasant and concrete project for the development of Turkey-Sudan interests and the development of Sudan. It will be good for both countries.” said.

Within the scope of the agreement, it is aimed to increase the trade between the two countries to higher levels in a form that will realize cooperation and common interests in the fields of agricultural production, livestock products and the development of the process industry.

Accordingly, Turkey will conduct a holistic technical research on irrigation infrastructures for the Nile River, groundwater and valley waters, which are the three irrigation sources for the Alhawad Project. The research will be carried out in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources of Sudan.

In addition, within the scope of the Alhawad Project, a pilot farm will be established with the participation of the two countries, covering seed improvement, development of natural pastures and animal production, and the farmers involved in animal husbandry and agriculture will be supported.

In the field of energy, the activities carried out by the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) in Sudan will be expanded with different fields and cooperation in this field will be strengthened.

As part of the agreement, delegations from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Power and Natural Resources will visit Sudan in the coming days.