Sustainability and Economic Development in Southern Rossereis Agricultural Project in the Blue Nile State-Sudan
Issam A.W. Mohamed
Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics
May 2, 2011
Environmental Economics Journal, Vol. 3, No. 79, May 12, 2011
This study aims to explore a suitable approach to a sustainable development of agricultural resources on the ground that development is a milestone for rebuilding our country. Among the various dimension of development we give priority to development of agricultural resources referring to the fact that the Sudan is rich in it’s agricultural resources which make the agricultural sector as the leading sector in Sudan economy. Empirical practice is necessary to verify our hypotheses, we choose Southern Rossaires project in Blue Nile region to carry out our field study, as the project is considered as one of projects that aim to reach a sustainable development. The paper proceeds by reviewing theoretical thoughts over development and the history of development in Sudanese agricultural sector. That is carried out with special focus in the main aspects of each periods of this history. A part of this paper concentrates on the project region exploring it’s climatic, environmental, social and economic aspects, as well as previous development terials experienced in the region, such as Blue Nile integrated development project. Furthermore, the study has paid attention to explore various activities in the country for social, economic, environmental and agricultural levels.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Agricultural Development, Sustainability, Blue Nile, Sudan
JEL Classification: O10Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 3, 2011 ; Last revised: May 23, 2011
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