Economics of main organic perennial food crops production and marketing in River Nile State of Sudan

Elgilany A. Ahmed, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Hamid H. M. Faki, Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan

Purpose: This paper investigates the potential for growing organic perennial crops in the River Nile State (RNS). The production of these crops in the RNS faces numerous shortcomings, namely low level of productivity, high cost of production and inefficiency in resource use.
Methodology: Beside secondary data, primary data were collected using structured questionnaires for fifty randomly selected respondents’ tenants. Partial budgets were constructed for organic and conventional perennial crops. Linear Programming was used to model the optimal use of resources in perennial crops.
Findings: The results showed that tenants would benefit from organic perennial production compared to conventional perennial crop production.
Value: Therefore, they should be encouraged to establish organic perennial farms instead of the conventional ones and to be guided on how to grow organic products that give more advantages, better returns and contribute significantly to farm sustainability in the RNS.
Keywords: production, marketing, organic perennial crops

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