Sudan’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, the Ministry of Water Resources Irrigation and Electricity, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sudan signed an agreement on Tuesday to implement a project on solar water pumps for sustainable agriculture in the country. The project, in partnership with the UNDP and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), aims to promote renewable energy and sustainable financial models as a gateway to improving farmers’ livelihoods and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement was signed by the undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Abdelmoneim Eltayib and the resident representative of UNDP in Sudan, Dr Selva Ramachandran. According to a joint press statement yesterday, the KOICA will contribute $6.4 million while UNDP will contribute $0.6 million to finance the project over the next five years (2019-2023). The project endeavours to directly benefit 450 small and medium landholding farmers in all six localities of River Nile state in northern Sudan, including women farmers. “This generous contribution will enable UNDP and Sudan’s Ministry of Water Resources Irrigation and Elect...