At March 29, 2011 during the visit of the Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf to Sudan, Egypt signed the Egyptian-Sudanese Higher Committee meetings several agreements, including the setup of joint projects in the field of food security and the promotion of investments between the two countries in various fields. The agreements included the return of the mission of Cairo University Khartoum Branch, in addition to discussing the Nile water problem and seek to resolve differences through dialogue and understanding between the basin countries. [1]

Agriculture Minister Dr. Ayman Abu Hadid revealed that there were negotiations with the Sudanese side to complete the Egyptian-Sudanese fork agricultural project for the integration of Blue Nile, to cultivate 160 thousand acres. It is scheduled to be planted cotton crops, sunflower, sorghum, sesame, to be assessed production between the two countries.

He added that the ARC is currently conducting studies on the feasibility of implementing a project Orgin of the border region between the two countries, in order to reclaim and cultivate two million acres, and confirmed that the animal production will have a significant share of the joint cooperation and five Egyptian investors are studying a project to breed cows area island in Sudan, thus making the price of a kilo of consumers no more than 28 pounds (4.7 dollars).