Khartoum 12-6-2019 -
The Economic Committee of the Transitional Military Council headed by Major-General Ibrahim Jabir Ibrahim, Chairman of the Committee, held a meeting today at the Republican Palace with the participation of all relevant parties.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Engineer Babeker Osman Mohamed Ali, said in a press statement that the meeting dealt with the results of the visit of the Chairman of the Economic Committee states of Gazera and Sennar to assess the progress of the agricultural season in the two states.
They confirmed the provision of 300 million SDG to Agricultural Banks of Sennar and Blue Nile to finance farmers, and assured the readiness of in-kind funding and completion of arrangements for fuel access from Port Sudan for the agricultural season.
Eng. Ali also said that the start of cultivating beans, cotton, maize, availability of irrigation water, contractual agriculture and its inputs were discussed. They also discussed the issue of individual financing for farmers.
He also pointed that 99% of farmers of the Gezera project received their entitlements and provide money for the disbursement of cotton profits will be signed on the contracts of removal of silt with a number of companies to qualify channels.
Moreover, he announced that the ministry is seeking to expand the cultivation of wheat for this season referring to the success achieved last season.