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Sudan wants Brazilian tech to help with food production

Staff writer ▼ | February 25, 2015
Sudan wants to attract Brazilian companies to invest in food production in the country in the next few years. The minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of Khartoum, Mudathir Abdulghani Hassan, visited the office of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo.
Sudan food
A cooperation offer   The minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Hassan stated that Sudan offers good business opportunities to foreign investors and needs these businessmen to help develop local production and guarantee food security.

"We need machinery, technology, companies that own equipment to guarantee the expansion of production and the quality improvement of local products," said the minister. Some of the sectors pointed out by him as priorities are poultry production and the development of fish production farms.

The minister said that Brazil already is a partner to Sudan and noted that Brazilian businessmen can invest more in his country. Among the incentives that Sudan offers, according to the minister, are the great availability of land and water and the concessions guaranteed by the law for investments attraction.

He also said that Sudan's and Arab countries' markets are large and still growing.

Brazilian exports to Sudan stood at $16.9 million last year, a 68.4% drop in comparison to $53.6 million in 2013. The main products sold by Brazil in 2014 were agricultural machines and beef.