Sudan the food basket of the Arab world: challenges & opportunities السودان سلة غذاء العالم العربي: التحديات والفرص

Saturday 8th July 2017 (15:00-17:00) Hilton London Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom


Target audience Academic, professionals, research, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, and other stakeholders.

Focus Sudan

World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
Sudan Knowledge (SK)
Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI)

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.


Chair: Allam Ahmed, President WASD, Founder Sudan Knowledge and Director MEKEI, UK
علام النور عثمان أحمد، رئيس المنظمة العالمية للتنمية المستدامة، مدير معهد الشرق الأوسط للاقتصاد المبني علي المعرفة و مؤسس منصة السودان للمعرفة، المملكة المتحدة

Panel Members (alphabetical):  

Prof. Hammad BagadiFormer Consultant & Team Leader, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Former Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan, London – UK
بروف. حماد بقادي، مستشار ورئيس فريق سابقا بالصندوق الدولي للتنمية الزراعية وعميد كلية العلوم البطرية جامعة الخرطوم سابقا، السودان

Dr. Ahmed Eltigani ElmansouriCEO, Al Rawabi Dairy Company, Dubai – United Arab Emirates
د. أحمد التجاني عبدالرحيم المنصوري، المدير التنفيذي لشركة الروابي للألبان وصاحب شركة التجاني للأستشارات، الامارات العربية المتحدة

Dr. Mohamed ElNair, Associate Professor of Accounting, Almughtaribeen University and Sudan University of Science & Technology, Khartoum – Sudan 
د. محمد الناير محد النور، أستاذ المحاسبة المشارك بجامعتي المغتربين والسودان للعلوم والتكنولوجيا، السودان

Dr. Nahid Fawi, Associate Professor and Manager, Animal Production Training Center, Faculty of Animal Production, University of Khartoum, Khartoum – Sudan
د. ناهد فاوي، أستاذ مشارك ورئيس مركز التدريب والأرشاد، كلية الإنتاج الحيواني بجامعة الخرطوم، السودان

Dr. Gassoum K. B. KhairiEconomic Consultant, Department of International Cooperation& Trade Agreements, Ministry of Economy & Trade, Doha – Qatar
د. قسّوم خيرى بلال، مستشار أقتصادي بإدارة التعاون الدولي، وزارة الاقتصاد والتجارة، قطر

Dr. Mohamed Kabbar MohamedPresident, FZO.VLS, Gent – Belgium
د. محمد كبار محمد، رئيس الاعمال التجارية اكسيك. فيلز، بلجيكا

Venue: The Hilton London Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom is just five minutes’ walk to Canary Wharf tube station on the Jubilee Line.

Marsh Wall
South Quay
London E14 9SH
United Kingdom

Sustainability Debate Series

This multi-disciplinary debate is part of our Sustainability Debate Series aims to provide the participants the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences from all over the world on major global issues; the emphasis is on the importance of evidence-based planning to overcome the challenges facing global efforts to achieve a sustainable future. For more details watch presentations from WASD’s previous events.

Join us for this exciting debate, where international experts and high level Diaspora from the public and private sectors will give their views on the critical situation in Sudan and how the Diaspora can contribute to shaping the future of Sudan. During the debate the panel will answer questions posted by the participants, please send your question for the panel to the debate coordinator ( by the 1st of July 2017.

4 Comments on Sudan the food basket of the Arab world: challenges & opportunities السودان سلة غذاء العالم العربي: التحديات والفرص

  1. This is an exciting sorry to learn about it late.However since this is based on ICN 1974.i would suggest the event to include presentation onn food base nutrition approach one if the recomendation and outcome of the ICN2 held in Rome.the concept is based on integrated farm production development of SMEs involvement of youth,research,empowerment of women etc.the project aims at developnent of SMEs and will contrubute in alleviation of malnutrition and prevention of non communicable diseases
    I wish i have time to contribute with short presentation or discussion.
    I know dr Warsma may have some background on such integrated farms

  2. This is an exciting event I have the pleasure to participate on it and to tackle matters about our beloved country in the field of agriculture the mean that can enhance development in Sudan and eliminate poverty in rural areas

  3. great conference with great scientists , we are looking for the conclusions and programmes for implementation of this vision. .

    best wishes. .

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