(Ecofin Agency) - In a statement issued March 10, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced it is giving the Sudanese government $75 million to improve food security across the country.
The operation is part of a deal signed between the pan-African body and DAL Group, Sudan’s largest food and agriculture business company. Under this agreement, DAL will provide financing for projects aiming at lowering the country’s dependency on imports and increasing its capacity to source and produce raw materials locally.
“At the end of the day, Sudan is an agricultural country, and there is so much we can do. I hope this is the beginning of many projects we can do together,” said, DAL’s Chairman, Osama Daoud Abdellatif.
“The financing will also support DAL Group initiatives toward creating a conducive work environment for women and promoting equal opportunities for employment, such as up-skilling and training, creating an adapted industrial working environment that accommodates the cultural needs of women, as well as family-friendly work schedules and social benefits,” according to AfDB.
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou