Sudan is the third largest country in Africa that depends mainly on agricultural activities. Among major crops, rice is recently contributing as the fourth source of food after sorghum, millet and wheat. Rice production is very important to fill the gap of food consumption in the country, wherein a total estimated potential area of production is more than 300,000 hectares. In addition, rice produced from the country is being exported. In the White Nile State, rice production plays the major economic activity and a source of employment for the rural population. The national average yield of rice has increased to 5 t/ha during the last ten years as a result of introducing newly released technologies. The research plan for rice in Sudan (2015–2019) consisted of: rice enhancement and evaluation, crop husbandry development, dissemination and out scaling of released varieties, cultural practices and establishment of innovation platform.