The training course of horticultural exports continued its work, which was organized by the Professional Union of Agricultural Engineers in cooperation with the National Institute for the Development of Horticultural Exports, from 2–5 October, in El-Shuhada Hall at Al-Nishishiba Campus; Where the students got a knowledge through the working papers about the horticultural exports, the advantages of horticultural products. In addition to the promising crops of the horticultural exports, including bananas – mangoes – green beans – okra – grape fruit – and onions. Scientific papers stressed on the importance of the State’s contribution to the promotion of the Exports and increase the preferential advantage to remain crops in the Arab and European markets, Proposals for solutions were also submitted to the promotion experts, the most important of which is the provision of infrastructure the right understanding of the output Strengthening state sponsorship of this sector, reduce the cost of production, and follow the modern technologies. The workshop dealt with the issue of “horticultural exports” obstacles and solutions, where the obstacles are concentrated in the weakness of statistics on the space and productivity of crops, weak infrastructure, and the lack of specialized factories in both export and production inputs, weak investment in scientific research and the lack of products that fit the needs of global markets, Besides the lack of modern technologies, and random planning of orchids.
The workshop addressed the economic importance of the horticultural exports, the features and components of the Sudanese agricultural sector, the horticultural products sector in Sudan, pointing to the importance of increasing the production of horticultural goods and the factors required to achieve them. As well as the performance of Sudanese horticultural exports and the causes and factors of the weakness of the volume and proceeds of exports of Sudanese horticultural products, prospects and opportunities for exporting horticultural products, it recommended that the factors that increase the efficiency of the production and marketing system of horticultural products in the councils of marketing, production, and export should be taken into consideration. The workshop stressed that the agricultural sector is the main source of food for the population, providing job opportunities alongside with providing many production inputs, indicating that Sudan is one of the agricultural countries whose economy depends directly on the agricultural sector. The workshop handled the issue of horticultural exports and its social effects of providing hard currency to meet the needs of society. Absorbing employment besides the comparative advantages of the horticultural exports as an investment, economic and social impacts, beside the increasing social returns.
The workshop called for attention and proper knowledge of horticultural crops and their importance and awareness of the role they can play in supporting the national economy and the Sudanese source. In addition to providing the horticultural export infrastructure of roads, electricity, refrigerated stores, refrigerated transport, and others. In addition to the state support for producers and exporters to support their stability in the production and marketing of horticultural exports’ crops. It also called for the establishment of centres for analysis and spread of information, reducing the cost of production and export, and enhancing the standards and quality control of horticultural products.