Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Sudan
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Sunflower oil
Date
01/05/2013
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
South-south cooperation
Description
Agreed to implement a joint agricultural project with Egypt that would help meeting Egypt's import requirement in sunflower oil.
Notes
EGYPT / SUDAN – government-to-government deal: Egypt and the Republic of the Sudan agreed to implement a joint agricultural project that would allow Egypt to become self-sufficient in sunflower oil. Sudan agreed to make available agricultural land for the cultivation of sunflowerseed destined exclusively for the Egyptian market. As a result, Egypt hopes to phase out its imports from the international market, relying on a nearby secured source of supply instead. The country’s imports of sunflower oil are estimated to have almost tripled over the last 6 years.