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The Economics of Sesame Production in Gadarif Mechanized Rainfed Sector

The Economics of Sesame Production in Gadarif Mechanized Rainfed Sector

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Title: The Economics of Sesame Production in Gadarif Mechanized Rainfed Sector
Author: Abu Adil, Hala Yousif Ahmed
Abstract: Sudan is the largest country in Africa with 2.5 million square kilometers. The agricultural sector comprises five main subsectors: irrigated, mechanized rain-fed, traditional rain-fed, livestock and forestry The agricultural sector is a major contributor to Sudan’s economy. It contributes, on average about 48.7 percent of country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), over 40 percent of export proceeds (Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, 1998), Also it produced over 90 percent of the national food requirements and employed more than 70 percent of labour force. (Haj Elamin and Elmek 1998). In addition it provides most of raw materials for local industries such as sugar, textiles and vegetable oil etc. Through out the savannah belt of Sudan, 70 million feddans of land, are estimated to be suitable for agricultural development under rainfed condition. The government of Sudan recognizes the potential of these lands to contributing to the national food security and to foreign exchange earnings through export of surplus commodities. Development of this potential is a national objective. 1.2
Description: 2003
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/10425
Date: 2015-05-10


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