Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad during a Cairo Climate Talks event on May 2, 2017 -
CAIRO - 28 October 2018: Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad asserted that the state was keen on continuing development of the agricultural waste management system in Upper and Lower Egypt governorates.
The minister's remarks were made during a ceremony to deliver 127 agricultural shredders presented by the Ministry of Environment to farmers to support the implementation of agricultural waste management system in the governorates of Beni Suef, Minya, Assiut, Sohag, Sharqiya, Qena, Luxor and Aswan.
The ceremony was attended by Head of the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) Lt General Abdel Moniem el Trass. The chippers were handed to governors of the concerned governorates at the premises of AOI's factory "Qader".
In statements, Fouad asserted that the step comes as part of the ministry's keenness to decrease the burning of agricultural waste, especially rice straw and sugar cane, in view of its harmful impact on the environment.
She asserted that environmental work provides a chance to achieve the economic and social objectives of development, adding that the agro-management system aimed at achieving sustainable development. This year's system will focus on increasing the number of waste shredder machines to enable small owners to benefit from the waste recycling instead of burning them.