Little of the 5 million acres [2.02 million hectares] that Sudan's agriculture ministry estimates are in foreign hands—perhaps less than 1 in 20 acres—has been cultivated.
Jordanian Agriculture Minister Akef Zu'bu discussed on Tuesday with Jordan's Ambassador to Sudan Ayed Dararjh the investment prospects for the 168,000 dunums allocated by the Sudanese government to Jordan.
In the face of growing economies and rising populations, food security is fast becoming a critical issue for GCC countries. Socio-political problems that arise from food price inflation and some related unrest witnessed in many countries of the Arab world have also created an added sense of urgency.
The GCC states, debating the possible inclusion of Jordan and Morocco, can tap into the large swaths of fertile agricultural lands of both nations says Abdul Hadi Al-Habtoor
A handful of North African countries, along with Iraq and Sudan, could feed the Gulf.
There are massive areas of agricultural lands and huge water resources in some countries that suffer financial constraints, while there are some rich Arab states that have the money but not the land or the water.
Dort sind in den letzten 2 Jahren schätzungsweise 20 Millionen Hektar Land ausländischen Firmen überlassen worden.
- Deutsche Welle
21 Dec 2010
The future of Sudan's small farmers looks uncertain
Jordan's stalled Sudan agricultural investment project is no longer feasible, as no one will pay the infrastructure costs to transport water.
Discussions are at a standstill after investors, a joint Arab-foreign company based in the Philippines, insist on owning the lands allocated by the Sudanese government to Jordan for the project,
The UAE has embarked on an overseas investment spree to ensure domestic food security in a country with miniscule arable area -- a spree that will only grow
- Emirates Business 24/7
24 May 2010
Interview with Wadid Erian of the Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands.