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Can Sudan replace Ukraine as breadbasket for MENA region?

Despite Sudan’s agricultural and animal resources, political instability is hindering the country's potential to benefit itself and the region.
A Sudanese woman and a boy gather threshed wheat stalks at the Zam Zam camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP), North Darfur, on April 9, 2015.

CAIRO — Sudan’s Minister of Trade and Supply Amal Saleh Saad says her country can secure food for the Arab world and compensate for the shortages of Ukrainian and Russian wheat caused by Russia’s war on its neighboring country.

In an interview with Al-Ain news website at the Arab Forum for Promoting Economic Integration among Arab Countries held in Cairo on May 24, Saad called for agricultural investments in Sudan and for the exploitation of the vast Sudanese agricultural lands, Through these steps, she said, Sudan could serve as a food basket for the Arab countries.

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