Khartoum: The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Abdulatif Igeimi along with the State Minister at the Ministy Alsadiq Fadlalla and the accompanying delegation have
inspected the progress of preparation for agricultural operations and irrigation for cultivating summer season crops at Er Rahad Agricultural Scheme .
A l Igeimi hailed upon meeting Er Rahad Agricultural Authority Administration and the farmers the role of the authority and the fruitful cooperation between the administration and the farmers on crops cultivation using the technological packages for realizing the state reform program towards increasing production and productivity.
The Minister lauded contractual cultivation and promised to support the project , replacing pumps, overcoming obstacles facing the projects with regards to infrastructures and encouraged establishment of agricultural societies.
Igeimi described Gedarif State as one of the leading states in the field of trees belts and this is in line with the President of the Republic initiatives of the five year economic program for restoring economic growth in the country.
He highlighted the need for cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Irrigation and the relevant agencies for working towards expanding the umbrella of trees belts and restoring vegetation.