Sisi urges for collective efforts to boost agricultural production



Mon, 16 May 2022 - 02:52 GMT


Mon, 16 May 2022 - 02:52 GMT

CAIRO – 16 May 2022: Egyptian agriculture exports hiked during the year of 2021, amounting to about 5.6 million tons, with a value of about $3 billion, Presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady noted in a statement, Monday.

He explained that President Abdel Fattah al Sisi reviewed with agriculture Minster El Sayyed el Quseir and Trade and Industry Minister Nivine Gamea and Prime Minster Moustafa Madbouly, the Egyptian agricultural exports situation and updates, adding that Egypt became the world's first exporter of citrus, in addition to other agricultural products.



President Sisi directed during the meeting to integrate efforts and plans of all business sectors in the state to increase agricultural production and achieve the highest productive and economic efficiency of various resources in the country.

The move is meant to promote food security especially when it comes to strategic crops and boost the competitive edge of Egyptian agricultural products locally and internationally, Radi said.

This is also intended to link agricultural production with related industries and provide more direct and indirect job opportunities, according to Radi.

Egypt is exporting 350 various agricultural products to up to 150 countries in the world, topped by Arab and EU states.

The Egyptian exports made an unprecedented leap in 2021, reaching about 5.6 million tons with a value of nearly three billion dollars.

Egypt ranked first globally in exporting citrus and other agricultural produce.

Quseir reviewed at the meeting the latest developments regarding the current local wheat harvest season in light of measures taken by the state to expand the cultivation of this strategic crop to 250,000 feddans.






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