Trends in Sudanese Cereal Production, Consumption, and Trade

Ali H. Abdelrahman
August 1998  [98-WP 198]

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Abdelrahman, A.H. 1998. "Trends in Sudanese Cereal Production, Consumption, and Trade." Working paper 98-WP 198. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.


Cereal grains are the most important calorie source in the Sudanese diet. An understanding of cereals in Sudan is important for maintaining efficient and sustainable agricultural and food production. This study analyzes Sudanese cereals by examining trends in cereal production, consumption, and trade during the past four decades and identifies the elements that might affect future production and import demand. The focus is sorghum, wheat, and millet. Data for various years were collected from the production and trade yearbooks of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.