Lifting of water for irrigation in the Northern and Khartoum provinces of Sudan depends mainly on fuel and electrical pumps, while in Egypt more than 70% of irrigation is done by an animal drawn implement call the "Sagiya". The shortage of fuel and electricity which started in the early seventies has resulted in a sharp reduction of agricultural output in Sudan both vertically and horizontally. This paper demonstrates the possibility that the transfer of the Egyptian "Sagina" to Sudan may help increase the agricultural output and/or decrease the cost of production per unit of output.


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