Sudan breadbasket

Sudan breadbasket of the Arab World: challenges and opportunities

Aim and background

In 1974 at the World Food Conference held in Rome, Sudan declared that Sudan alone would be able to produce 40% of the world’s food requirements and become the “breadbasket” of the Arab world and therefore Sudan will be one of the largest agricultural power in the world. However 40 years on and Sudan still today depends on food imports!

The panel will discuss the potential of Sudan and possibilities for the growth of agricultural and animal sectors, what are the challenges for realising its potential, so that Sudan can become, if not an agricultural power, at least an exporter of food, and thus cease to rank among the poorest countries in the world.

Panel Members

Prof. Hassan M. Ali-Dinar (Moderator)
Advisor and Coordinator for Research Affairs
Date Palm Research Center (DPRC)
Deanship for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research
King Faisal University
Hofuf– Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Prof. Hammad Bagadi
Former Consultant & Team Leader
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Former Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan
London – UK

Dr. Ahmed Eltigani Elmansouri 
Al Rawabi Dairy Company
Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mohamed ElNair
Associate Professor of Accounting
Almughtaribeen University and Sudan University of Science & Technology
Khartoum – Sudan

Dr. Nahid Fawi
Associate Professor and Manager
Animal Production Training Center
Faculty of Animal Production
University of Khartoum
Khartoum – Sudan

Dr. Gassoum K. B. Khairi
Economic Consultant
Department of International Cooperation& Trade Agreements
Ministry of Economy & Trade
Doha – Qatar

Prof. AbdelGadir Warsama Ghalib
Legal Counsel & Professor of Law
Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain

Dr. Mohamed Kabbar Mohamed
Gent – Belgium