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Sudan introduces GM cotton in partnership with Brazil
06
Sep '12
Sudan has successfully introduced genetically modified (GM) cotton technology in the country, in partnership with Brazil, the Ministry of Agriculture has announced.
 
According to the Ministry, cotton is planted this year on 300,000 acres of land in rain-fed areas, and on another 200,000 acres of field under irrigation.
 
The cultivation of GM cotton has met with success in several areas, especially Rahad and Suki, the Ministry said.
 
It added that initially the cultivation failed in Gezira Scheme and Halfa regions due to not preparing the land for GM cultivation, which caused the crop to sink during rains. However, the cotton crop has grown again in these regions.
 
Sudan received good rains and is expecting rich cotton harvest this year.
 

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