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GIEWS Update – The Sudan

Fuel shortages and high prices of agricultural inputs affecting planting of 2018 crops


  • Fuel shortages are reported in several areas in the country, triggering sharp price increases in the parallel market.
  • Prices of most agricultural inputs surged in the last 12 months to more than twice their year-earlier levels.
  • Availability and access constraints to fuel and agricultural inputs are mainly caused by the depreciation of the Sudanese Pound and dwindling foreign currency reserves that have affected imports.
  • Despite the provision of fuel by the Government to the agriculture sector, supply shortages have affected land preparation, planting and weeding operations.
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