The El Gezira and El Managil Agricultural Scheme has warned of the failure of planting sorghum, groundnut and cotton in the current agricultural season because of the increasing prices of production inputs, the acute fuel crisis, delay in preparation for the agricultural season and the low prices of crops. A statement issued by the Scheme on Eid El Fitir accused the companies of exploiting the farmers and described the companies’ contracts with the farmers as humiliating and yielding contracts. Abdeen Bargawi, the spokesman for the farmers of the Scheme told Radio Dabanga that the companies offered the farmers a price of not more than SDG1, 700 (*$60) for a quintal of cotton while the market price is SDG 2,500 ($90). He said that the prices of agricultural inputs have increased by 100-150 per cent. He accused the government of seeking to seize the farmers’ land through […]