A 500-hectare integrated farm close to Khartoum comprising a 3,000 strong Holstein/Friesian dairy herd and state-of-the-art milking parlour, crop cultivation under centre pivot irrigation, controlled environment agriculture (CEA) for the production of vegetables, shrubs, ornamentals and fruit trees, and fish production ponds (Tilapia Nilotica).
The farm has been established in three phases:
- Phase 1 (2007) - establishing fodder production as food security for the dairy herd, fish ponds, nursery and controlled environment agriculture.
- Phase 2 (2010) – launch of dairy facilities and milking parlour, introduction of 1,000 head of cattle.
- Phase 3 (ongoing) – scaling up the dairy herd, and offering high quality fodder to smaller scale local dairy farmers in return for the provision of milk to the DAL Dairy milk collection centres.
Ailafoun plant nursery
Ailafoun controlled environment agriculture