Title: The effects of trade policy reforms on the agricultural sector of Sudan

Authors: Alamedin Bannaga

Addresses: The Arab Monetary Fund, P.O. Box 2818, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: The agricultural sector of Sudan accounts for one-third of the GDP and employs about 60% of the labour force. Consequently, policy reform in this sector is likely to affect the majority of the population livelihood. The study evaluates the effects of the reforms on the sector using descriptive and quantitative techniques. Time series regression is conducted based on augmented production function framework. Our results have shown that the agricultural sector of Sudan has benefited from the trade policy reforms. The contribution of the sector to the GDP increased and agricultural export structure has changed in favour of the traditional sector due to efficiency gains. The study calls for completion of trade liberalisation reforms in particular removal of the remaining internal trade barriers.

Keywords: Sudan; agricultural sector; trade liberalisation; trade policy; policy reform; agriculture; internal trade barriers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2014.059460

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2014 Vol.12 No.2, pp.161 - 182

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 21 Feb 2014 *

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