Sudan produced a overall record cereal crop in 2003/04, up 63 percent on last year's crop and about 46 percent above the average of the previous five years, according to a recent report by the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The organization warns however, that the escalating civil conflict in Darfur, in the west of Sudan may jeopardize the next planting season. The conflict has already resulted in massive displacements of more than a million people. People have lost the bulk of their last harvests and access to food has been sharply curtailed. — (menareport.com)
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