À l'origine des manifs qui ont amené à la chute du reǵime : la hausse du prix du pain, multiplié par trois. Pourtant, le Soudan exporte des produits agricoles vers les pays du Golfe, qui ont pris contrôle de plus d'un million d'hectares de ses terres pour leur propres besoins alimentaires.
The new office of the Turkish and Sudanese joint agricultural and livestock company will commence works on a 12,500 ha pilot farm, as part of an agreement in which 780,000 ha in Sudan have been earmarked for Turkish companies.
About 500 farmers were left landless when the Sudanese government grabbed it to establish the Habilla Agricultural Project, ignoring their inheritance rights and claiming they had not paid their ‘ownership renewal fee’.
Turkey-Sudan Business Council Chair Mehmet Ali Korkmaz indicated that 780,000 hectares of land leased by Turkey in Sudan would be open to Turkish investors and agriculture production, doubling Turkey's crop.
According to the agreement, Turkey will lease a total of 793,000 hectares in six different regions in Sudan, of which 12,500 hectares will be allocated to the joint company. The rest will be leased to private sector firms.