Deal #5135

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Al Qadarif, Sudan

Target country
Sudan
Comment on location
El Gedaref and El Gezira states.

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Al Fao, Sudan

Target country
Sudan
Comment on location
Ministry of Agriculture also entered into an agreement with the Chinese Center for Transfer of Agricultural Technologies in Al Fao.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
6667
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2012] 1667
1953
Size in operation (production, in ha)
1953
Comment on land area
In production- 1550 thousand feddans per crop

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Non-food agricultural commodities, Agriculture unspecified
Comment on intention of investment
GM cotton, sunflower and peanuts

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2012] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Operating company

Name of investment project
Al-Rahad Scheme
Comment on investment chain
Project is also known as El Rahad agricultural project. invest 50 million dollars

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Chinese Agricultural Investments in Africa, 1987-2014

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Sudan to grow Chinese Cotton in eastern regions

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-23
Comment on data source
Agronews- Sudan and China agree on Bt cotton cooperation

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-16
Comment on data source
Sudan, China express great concern with enhancing agricultural cooperation

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2018-01-31
Comment on data source
Sudanese farmers call for transparency on China land lease

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-02-01
Comment on data source
Committee for strengthening relations with China, Russia and India holds meeting. Oringial article appeared in Sudan News Agency (however link to article is not available).

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-11-14
Comment on data source
Jazz: Two grants from China and IGAD to develop the Rahad project

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-08-25
Comment on data source
New China- Black and white, China turns Sudan's oil, cotton into gold

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
Local farmers calling for transparency on project and lease arrangements. Water shortage in the area will be further hampered by additional fields.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Cotton, Peanut (groundnut), Sun Flower

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Comment on source of water extraction
water of Khrubf

Overall comment

Overall comment
"develop the Al-Rahad Agricultural Project as a model for agricultural partnership with China, noting that it is strategically located on the national road." In 2016, the Sudanese government and Chinese companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding to allow the latter to grow 1 million acres of cotton in Sudan, including 112,000 hectares in Al Jazirah. This project forms part of the MOU.

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