Gezira


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Gezira

a region of the E central Sudan between the Blue and White Niles: site of a large-scale irrigation system

Gezira

 

Al-Gazira, a territory in the Sudan between the White and Blue Nile rivers, in Blue Nile Province. It is a plain (altitude 300-500 m), gently sloping west toward the White Nile, in a region of desert-like savanna and semidesert. The most prevalent soil type is a heavy, dark-brown clay, badob (black cotton soil). The northern part of Gezira (Gezira proper) is the most important area of irrigated commercial agriculture in the country. The irrigation is largely by means of gravity flow from the Sennar Reservoir. The major commercial crop is long-fibered cotton, but sorghum (durra) and beans (lubia) are raised as well. For irrigation in southern Gezira, a dam is being built (1971) on the Blue Nile in the region of Roseires (Rusayris).

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Governor of Gezira State , Dr Mohamed Taher Aila emphasized in press statements after meeting the Assistant of the President in the Republican Palace Monday completion of cotton harvesting in Gezira Scheme with production reached more than million Kentars at area of 116000 feddans,, adding that the State is planning to cultivate 300 thousands feddans in the coming season .
Another businessperson, Amr Gazarin, won the Gezira SC presidency election, while Sherif Saif Al-Nasr was elected as vice president, and Ra'ouf Nour as treasury secretary.
The negative effects of the GM cotton emerged in El Gezira state already during the first year of cultivation.
A Sudanese farmer stands in a field of sorghum in Gezira state (AFP)
At Gezira the body will be placed on a gun-carriage draped with the red, white and black Egyptian flag for the eight-mile journey to its final resting place beneath the marble floor of a newly-built white stone mosque on the outskirts of Cairo.
The demonstrators tried to march toward the central market of Wad Medani in the Gezira state, where security forces confronted them with batons and arrested over a dozen, said the protester, who asked not to be named.
The Gezira scheme was implemented in the Anglo-Egyptian controlled south of Sudan.
During the war, the Gezira Sporting Club was one of the best in the world with polo, golf, tennis, squash, swimming pool, bowls, croquet, cricket and football; although in those days we called it soccer, of course.
In January the Unit conducted a training workshop on behalf of El Gezira University staff on how to integrate gender into curricula.
The Gezira Scheme which was established during British Colonial rule in Sudan was often viewed as a 'model of development' where small producers (tenants) are incorporated into a large-scale project.
The British period also survives in the thousands of art-deco apartment buildings sprinkled throughout the city; in the stately old Mena House Hotel just a stone's throw from the Giza Pyramids; in the former British military headquarters at the tip of Gezira Island (off-limits to tourists but visible from the Gezira Sheraton Hotel); and in the splendidly gothic (circa 1900) Egyptian Museum, where the high ceilings, gloomy hallways and Victorian display cases look like a set from ``The Mummy.
The First Vice President and the Federal Prime Minister, along with senior political, military and executive officials, attended a briefing presented by the government of Gezira on the projects implemented and its future programme.