Sustainable Food Production - Sudan

Sustainable Food Production

Finding solutions together

In its growth, rebuilding, and resilience priorities of the new Sudan, the development and transformation of agriculture has great importance as the principal pillar to strengthen the productive sector. Developing the crop and livestock sectors are an entry point where The Netherlands and Sudan cooperated to create a base for economic recovery, stability, and sustainable development. These include improving domestic agricultural production and reducing the import of food while increasing the competitiveness of Sudan’s agricultural exports.

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Investing in the rain-fed agriculture

The Netherlands incentivizes the Sudanese private sector to take a more inclusive approach towards creating economic partnerships, supply contracts, and value chain developments with smallholders in production areas, particularly in places where food insecurity is alarming.  The Dutch approach building on doubling agricultural yields, linking smallholder farmers to the markets, and enabling the environment for smallholders to benefit from economic partnerships with agribusiness. Sustainable land use, nutrition-sensitive livelihoods, job creation, and the transformation of gender norms are among the main priorities. 

Boost resilience in food systems

Wageningen University & Research partners up with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in FNS resilience program REPRO to build food systems in protracted crisis in North and East Darfur. By improving the inclusive access to and management of natural resources and income opportunities along selected value chains. The program focuses on gum Arabic trees as a strategic entry point that plays a central role in improving agroforestry livelihood.