SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Agricultural Potential in the Sudans: Past experience and future outlook

Chair: Mawan Muortat

Date: 7 December 2015Time: 5:15 PM

Finishes: 7 December 2015Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Room 4429

Type of Event: Lecture

The prospects for Sudan and South Sudan to become major agricultural producers have been deliberated for over a century.  Modern schemes began in the Anglo-Egyptian period.  Most have failed or had limited success.  Experts from the field will discuss the failures and successes of these projects and evaluate the pros and cons of the continued pursuit of modern intensive crop production. Both countries intend to build more dams along the Nile and to attract foreign producers through competitive land lease and tax breaks.  The panellists will highlight the likely social, environmental and economic impacts of these policies.

Chair: Mawan Muortat (SSSUK)

Speakers: Ali Askouri (Author of the book 'Hamadab Dam: The Model of Political Islam for Impoverishment and Resources Looting'), Mohamed Al Nour Adam (Sudanese Marine Biologist)

This event is part of the Centre of African Studies' Sudan & South Sudan Series. Please refer to the CAS event page for information regarding more upcoming events part of this series.

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