Home | News    Wednesday 13 February 2013

Sudan livestock exports almost doubles in 2012, minister says

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

February 12, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese minister of livestock, Fisheries and Pastures Faisal Hassan Ibrahim reported Tuesday that the country’s livestock exports jumped by 96.6% in 2012.

JPEG - 36.5 kb
FILE - Cows are seen before they are slaughtered at an abattoir near Khartoum March 26, 2011. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

According to Sudan state news agency (SUNA), Hilal made the disclosure during a meeting of the economic development sector headed by finance minister Ali Mahmood Abdel-Rasool.

Ibrahim attributed the increase to soaring demand by importers mainly from Arab Gulf states, Egypt and Libya.

The meeting stressed the need for activating agreements, protocols and memorandums of understanding signed with other nations on livestock exports to attract foreign investments thus making this sector an attractive one for investors.

SUNA did not mention what the overall value of livestock exports in 2012 was.

Last year the Sudanese government said that livestock exports earned around $408 million by the end of November 2012. This was an increase from the roughly $333 million earned in 2011.

Livestock and agriculture is one sector Sudan hopes to boost amid a deepening economic crisis caused by the secession of oil-rich South Sudan in July 2011.

Khartoum says livestock exports contribute about 20% of the national GDP and 50% of the agricultural output.

Last year however, Ibrahim complained that the returns on livestock are far below the potential due to smuggling particularly in Darfur and Northern states.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 13 February 2013 09:48, by Northern Sudanese

    WTF? positive news? it says $408 million makes 20% of GDP! thats a pure lie! in both nominal and ppp GDP this figure is wrong, Sudan gdp is $56 billion in terms of nominal and $89 billion in terms of ppp
    ST is lying again!

    repondre message

  • 13 February 2013 09:56, by Northern Sudanese

    ST never says anything positive about sudan! said ’’deepening economic crisis’’ out of the 4 billion oil gap, we covered 2.5 billion of it already! ST never mentions any development in Sudan, it didn’t mention roseires dam , didn’t mention white nile factory, didn’t mention gold factories , the new roads linking khartoum to darfur states ect....
    it only speaks about rebellion!

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Appointment of Dr. Riek as FVP is welcome but...? 2016-02-13 13:18:16 By James Okuk “Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies.” – President J.F. Kennedy. On Thursday February 11, (...)

Formation of “TGoNU” without Constitutional Amendment: Is it a right of necessity? 2016-02-09 20:30:29 By Mabor Maker Dhelbeny In its 55th Extra-ordinary Meeting, held on 30th – 31st January, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the IGAD Council of Ministers in the communiqué on South Sudan: (1) (...)

Terrorism Tops African Summit Agenda: Lip service or strategic move? 2016-02-07 04:56:59 By Trayo A. Ali In Africa, terrorism is not only strategic threat to continent political security and destabilization, but more importantly it also constitutes fundamental challenge and eminent (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Civil society group decries delay of S. Sudan transitional gov’t 2016-01-29 18:08:53 South Sudan Civil Society Alliance Date: 29.1.2016 For the immediate Release Press Release Following the passing of deadline of the formation of Transitional Government of National Unity in the (...)

Africa: Strengthen steps to end child marriage 2015-12-14 08:04:41 December 10, 2015 African governments should coordinate action to improve laws, education, health care, and public awareness to end the scourge of child marriage, Human Rights Watch said today (...)

Professor Akolda, it is too early for you to go 2015-12-06 06:36:15 I learnt from social media of the untimely departure of Professor Akolda Maan Tier on the 30th Nov 2015, whom I knew and admired, as one of the great, committed sons of both Sudans, who dedicated (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.