Current Date:

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Plan to Increase Area of Wheat Crop in Gezira Scheme

Wad-Medani- (SMC) The administration of the Gezira Scheme has announced a plan for increasing the area of wheat crop in the coming winter season as it disclosed that harvest operations for the crops of summer season would start in next October.
Deputy Governor of Gezira Scheme Engineer Mustafa Ibrahim affirmed in a statement to SMC that they have received all amounts of gasoline and fuel earmarked for the summer season besides 80,000 gallons of fuel for the winter season, pointing out that farming operations for the crops of the summer season are progressing well, as technological packages are being adopted in preparations for the winter season.
He indicated that a plan has been prepared for increasing the area put under wheat crop to 350,000 feddans compared to 267,000 feddans cultivated during the previous season, as the farmers are encouraged to cultivate the crop by good prices announced by the Agricultural Bank.