Sudan University of Science & Technology (SUST) Hosts the International Conference of Camel Research and Production
HE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Professor Khamis Kajo Kinda, delivered a keynote speech at the International Conference of Camel Research and Production organized by Sudan University of Science & Technology (SUST) in cooperation with the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Pastures targeting the development of camel sector. HE the Minister underscored the Ministry's determination to continue encouraging the conduct of applied research on camels as one of the fundamental pillars of Sudan economy.
Prof Khamis shed light on the benefits and characteristics of Sudanese camels and their types, saying that camel serves as an important hub for business and a source of our valuable national wealth which contribute to food
security through its increased output and also contribute to thriving Sudanese economy.
Dr. Mabrouk Salim, Minister of State in the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Pastures stated in the two day conference on camels’ research that the conference aims to improve this vital sector through the development and establishment of research centers in places where camels grow in abundance as this resource represents 20% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
HE Prof Dr. Hashim Ali Salim the Vice-Chancellor of Sudan University of Science & Technology (SUST), addressed the participants at the conference saying that SUST will continue to carry out its
mission and allocate its resources to reach its desired goals through the adoption of strategic planning to improve the communities. In his speech he emphasized that camel sector development requires continuous effort, focus and action to build awareness of the value that development of this sector will bring to our economy.
“This target can only be achieved with a broad alliance of concerned communities, government, and other involved groups, all working together to secure the future we want for this important sector,” he said.
A number of specialists at the Ministry of Animal Resources (MOAR) and SUST addressed the opening session and highly commended the launch of Camel Conference which provided a valuable opportunity to exchange ideas and interact with leading experts and researchers in this field.
Many fairs on camel products were held as an event coinciding with the conference and attracted record number of visitors. The fairs included a gallery that reflects the life of Abbala (Camel-herding groups), and provided detailed valuable information on the benefits of this marvelous animal and how to get maximum benefit from it.