Sudan cattle exports embargoed

Published October 20th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have recently imposed an embargo on Sudan's cattle and meat exporters because of reported deaths from the Rift Valley Fever epidemic. Livestock exports yield $131 million for Sudan’s economy, and business is lucrative mainly around the period of Islamic fasting. 


The Africa News Service reported that the Sudanese minister of animal resources said that, “there is no indication of such infections in the records of the World Health Organization and the International Epidemics Organization” 


Sudan is famous among African and Arab countries for all the precautions and veterinary measures it takes to insure healthy products and the meeting of international standards.  


The top quality of Sudanese fresh meat attracts traders from all over the world, and the government is investing in new programs to increase production to satisfy the international demand. —(Albawaba-MEBG)

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