Livestock Investment Opportunities
Sudan has one of the largest and most species-diverse livestock populations in Africa (FAO 1997). In addition to the huge livestock base, the country has great wealth in wildlife, fish and poultry.
The Country's Comparative Advantages in Livestock Production and Trade articulate on:
· Large potential for both live and slaughter export.
· Large feed resources of natural origin crop residues and agro-industries by-products.
· Well-adapted animal species and diversified breeds.
· Adequate disease control and quarantine measures.
· Modern, improved and well-equipped abattoirs.
· Growing and improved transport facilities.
· Range comprising 51 percent of the country's area
Hundreds of thousand tons of fish inventories are available in fresh and marine waters. Investment in livestock involves direct operation in dairy, meat and egg production. Appreciable opportunities remain in the integration of such operations. Transfer of appropriate technology or the modernization of livestock farming systems have good potential. Establishment of funding or credit as well as insurance institutions is an area for investment.
Sudan's national strategy aims at increasing the livestock population by three fold through promotion of the conventional methods employed by traditional herd owners to more modernized and developed techniques. The strategy also aims at boosting animal and livestock product exports by twenty times. It also targets the complete eradication of endemic and epidemic cattle diseases, realization of self-sufficiency in vaccines and basic drugs and promotion of veterinary services and research.
Moreover, the strategy's objective is to promote the fisheries sector by establishing and modernizing fish canning and drying industries through provision of appropriate technology to ensure full utilization of this important resource.
Investment Potentialities and Opportunities in the Livestock Sector in Sudan:
1. Transport and quarantine facilities.
2. Ranching and husbandry improvement technology adoption.
3. Fodder, feed production and processing.
4. Chilled and frozen meat facilities and transport.
5. Meat processing, packing and distribution.
6. Animal route management, water, feed and drug supply.
7. Specialized dairy operations integrated with fodder production and milk collection, processing and marketing.
8. Facilities for skin and hide production and manufacturing.
9. Fish farming or catch in fresh or marine water as well as processing.
10. Breeding farms for race camels.
11. Poultry production.
12. Game animal farms.
13. Veterinary drug manufacturing and vaccine production.
14. Fattening and export business
Sudan's huge fishing potentialities and fish resources are represented by the 800 kilometres coastline on the Red Sea and about 42 billion square metres of fresh water stretched in forms of lakes and rivers, the most important of which are the River Nile and its tributaries, the reservoirs at Sennar, Roseiris and Jebel Awlia Dam in addition to the Nubian Lake at Wadi Halfa.
Fish inventory account for hundreds of thousand tons in fresh and marine waters; large potential of oyster shell and troncus shell as well as mother of pearl shell.
For further details please contact:
Ministry of Animal Resources Tel: 00-249-11-464978/467961/475996/475995 Fax: 00-249-11-476130/475996