Prof.Abdelmoneim Taha Ahmed
Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC) – Sudan
The vision of the ARC is to become a centre of excellence in agricultural research by developing skilled manpower and conducting quality research. The generation of technologies to ensure sustainable crop production and the active role in technology transfer are among pivotal roles of ARC.
The mission of the ARC is to plan, develop and implement research designed to produce technologies and systems that are required to ensure high and sustainable crop productivity and food security.
The main goals are to contribute to the achievement of food security, alleviation of poverty, generation of incomes, promotion of agricultural export and conservation of natural resources
The Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Research Centre (APGRC) of the ARC - Sudan has started uploading passport data of germplasm accessions held by the centre on the global database "Genesys", which is an online platform where you can find...read more
A visit on 26 Feb. 2019 to the Banana Field Genebank in Kassala Research Station has revealed that banana clones of 357 accessions are well-maintained. However, management of intensive weeds continues to be a major challenge in this field. Those accessions represent...read more
Prof. Kamal El-Siddig
Agricultural research in the Sudan started in 1902 to explore the possibility of producing cotton under irrigation. It expanded rapidly to encompass research activities in different crops and various ecological zones in the country. In 1967, the agricultural Research, which was a Division within the Ministry of Agriculture, became the semi-autonomous, Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC), affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. In 2001, the ARC, www.arcsudan.sd became part of the newly formed Ministry of Science and Technology, which was established by a Presidential Decree in 2001, by amalgamating several research institutions that existed within several Government Ministries. In 2010, ARC returned to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Prof. Imad-eldin Ahmed Ali Babiker
The ARC has a wide network of linkages with many bilateral and multilateral development agencies and regional and international research institutions, important among which are given as follows:
- CGIAR centers: e.g. ICARDA, ICRISAT, IRRI, CIAT, IITA, CIP and ILRI. CIMMYT.
- Regional agricultural research associations e.g. ASARECA, AARINENA and FARA.
- Intergovernmental organizations e.g. FAO, AOAD and IAEA, IGAD, GEF, UNEP, UNDP.
- Financing institutions such as World Bank, IDAD, EU, IDRC, Islamic Development Bank, USAID.
- Organization for Technical cooperation: JICA, SIDA, GTZ, DFID, Bilateral relations with foreign universities and agro-industrial firms.
For furthering the partnership with international research centers, the Sudan has decided to join the CGIAR fund in 2014 by signing two-year agreement and contributing 1.0$ million to the CGIAR s multi-donor trust fund in 2015-2014. As a donor to the CGIAR fund, Sudan will benefit from world’s largest Agricultural Research Partnership in the fields of development and dissemination of improved crop varieties, sustainable agro-forestry and integrated crop-livestock systems.
Along with maize and rice, wheat is one of the most important food crops. Wheat is a cereal grain, originating from the Levant region of the Near East and Ethiopian Highlands, but the crop is now cultivated worldwide. In 2007 world production of wheat was 607 MT,...read more