President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, said that Sudan initiative on Arab food security at the recent Economic Arab Summit in Riyadh was supported by the participants at the summit.
Addressing the National Legislature Monday, President Al-Bashir said that the implementation of this initiative will give a big added value to the Sudanese economy in the productive and services sectors.
He said that the growth rate in the agricultural production sector reaching 5.7 % thanks to the good rainfall in the past year and implementation of the Agricultural Development Program.
President Al-Bashir said that agriculture is contributing by 34.8% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), adding that self-sufficiency was reached in the production of sorghum and the surplus is ready for exportation.
He said that the sorghum and millet reached 5,700 tons, the groundnut reached 1.5 million tons and the sesame production amounted 500,000 tons.