Deal #2340

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Al Jazirah, Sudan

Target country
Sudan
Comment on location
Gezira irrigation scheme, southeast of the confluence of the Blue and White Nile rivers.

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Dongola, Sudan

Target country
Sudan
Comment on location
Additional locations for Egyptian Smallholders.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
445253
Comment on land area
The Sudanese Ministry of Agriculture had signed an agreement with the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture in the context of the Sudanese Egyptian Protocol of Cooperation between the two countries. The intention is to develop one million acres of the famous Gezira Scheme in the Sudan i.e. half of the total area of the Scheme (404685 hectares). Additional 40568 hectares for Egyptian small-holders. The Sudanese government have reserved the land for Egyptian small-holders (each small-holder will be allocated 4hectares).

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Agriculture unspecified

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Intended (Expression of interest)
[2014] Intended (Expression of interest)
Comment on negotiation status
Strong protest by Sudanese might have led to the abolishing of the plan to develop one million acres of the famous Gezira Scheme (404685hectares). Egyptian Smallholder Scheme (40568hectares) was proposed in 2014.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-12-19
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Egypt's takeover of Sudan's Gezira Scheme

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-12-08
Comment on data source
Farm Land Grab- Le Soudan affecte plus de 40.000 hectares de terres agricoles à l'Egypte

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-12-09
Comment on data source
Farm Land Grab- Sudan allocates 100,000 acres to Egyptian farmers

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water ()

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