Sudan’s wheat harvest is at risk of going to waste after the country’s Coup government backed out of promises to purchase it at reasonable prices. According to the UN, one third of Sudan’s population are facing a very acute food insecurity.
KHARTOUM June 19: Sudan’s wheat harvest is at risk of going to waste after the country’s Coup government, under the leadership of al-Burhan and Mohamed Dagalo, backed out of promises to purchase it at reasonable prices.
Erratic rainfall distribution during the rainy season in 2021, with localized dry spells and low rainfall in certain states, generated a poor harvest in the 2021/22 agricultural season, with a significant deficit in sorghum, the main staple in Sudan, for the first time in years.
This has negatively affected food availability and livelihood opportunities in the agricultural sector, which over 60 percent of the population depend on.
Last month, dozens of wheat farmers from Sudan’s Northern State staged a protest outside the agricultural bank after it refused to take their harvest.