Authors: by Oliver Kirui, Khalid Siddig, Mosab Ahmed, Hala Abushama, and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse
Keywords: Sudan, conflict, smallholders, seed delivery

“This study addresses the impact of the ongoing conflict in Sudan on smallholder farmers’ intentions and challenges during the 2023 summer agricultural season. A nationally representative survey of 3,284 smallholder farmers was conducted. Due to the security hazards and connectivity challenges, we used a combination of three interview types, Interactive Voice Recording (IVR), Computer-Assisted-Telephone-Interviews (CATI) and face-to-face (in-person) interviews. Key findings are that close to a third of the farmers were displaced from their farms’ locations and 40 percent were unable to prepare for planting season because of the conflict. Most of the farmers who did not prepare for the summer season at the time of the interview were not intending to plant later in the season.” […]

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