FVP: Agriculture locomotive of economic growth

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FVP: Agriculture locomotive of economic growth

The First Vice-President of the Republic, Prime Minister,First lieut,Gen/ Bakri Hassan Saleh, stressed the state's interest in the agricultural sector as the main pillar for achieving sustainable development and food security in the country. He said that agriculture is the locomotive of economic growth. For the follow-up of the agricultural season in the presence of the relevant ministries and a number of governors. The First Vice President focused on increasing production and productivity through the use of modern technologies. In a press statement, Mubarak Al-Fadil, Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Economic Development Sector, said that the meeting reviewed the summer season season and the harvest arrangements, noting that the cultivated area for the summer season is estimated at (45_50) million feddans, pointing out that the season promises high productivity, Cotton achieved the target in the plan for the rain sector and reached more than (200) thousand acres in the state of Gedaref, and (350) thousand acres in irrigated projects, adding that the sunflower crop has achieved high productivity in rainfed agriculture and amounted to about (400) In Gedaref, which will be reflected positively He said that the area planted with sesame is expected to exceed 7 million feddans for this season. Mr. Mubarak Al-Fadhel said that the meeting ensured the necessary funding for harvesting operations. The committee followed up the success of the agricultural season by following the harvest and its needs. In a related context, the Deputy Prime Minister said that the meeting discussed preparations for the winter season, pointing out that the area of ​​the winter season is intended to grow (640) thousand acres of wheat can be increased to 900 thousand acres, including (400) thousand acres of the island project, Meeting to ensure the availability of winter season success requirements