Sudan, Waha Irrigation Project
3Fadil is one of the managers of COM Agriculture. Although Fadil and Gamal find each other in the abstract language of yield gap as the decontextualized numeric shortfall of biomass growth on cultivated plots, Fadil's main concern is with managing concrete forces which open up that gap.
In July 2015 his headache is from claims for land and water by surrounding villagers and with shortage of diesel for the pumps that supply the center pivots with irrigation water. The fencing of the latest 5000 acre expansion has raised tensions between the company and El-Hosh village from which he employs some 300 people
At the same time shortages of diesel for pumping have made him decide to cut back the supply of water to COMs lower value rhodes crop and the 4000 acre of ‘farmers’ plots near Madhi village supplied which rely on COM for irrigation.
Fadil tells us of the efficient production of alfalfa for export to Saudi Arabia, with “free”water which they only need to pump from the Nile.