Oilseeds, oils and meals
Signed a joint agricultural project with Sudan that would secure Egypt's import requirements in sunflower oil.
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 countrys imports of sunflower oil are estimated to have almost tripled over the last 6 years.