Lleyn sheep - CC via Wikimedia Commons/Jackhynes
CAIRO - 8 August 2019: All publicly owned slaughterhouses will be available for free use to citizens throughout Eid al-Adha days in order to encourage them to keep the streets clean, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Mona Mehrez announced on Thursday.
The Supreme Council for Planning and Urban Development approved on Tuesday the establishment of the National Project for Poultry Investment across nine zones located in the governorates of Luxor, New Valley, North Sinai, and Qena.
A boy waits for customers at a cattle market in Al Manashi village, ahead of the Muslim festival of sacrifice Eid al-Adha, in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Spokesperson of the Cabinet Nader Saad said in a phone interview on Sada El Balad TV channel that each zone spans over 6,000 - 8,000 feddans. Saad explained that the project is aimed at boosting Egypt’s poultry resources in order to achieve self-sufficiency by 95 percent. The official stated the project will be launched as soon as all the needed licenses are issued.
In a similar context, Egypt ranks eighth internationally, and first in Africa in the aquaculture sector, as stated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation in June.
Egypt has adopted the strategy of sustainable agricultural development 2030 aimed at increasing the state’s production to reach nearly 2 million tons annually and raise the average per capita consumption from 13 kg to 18.5 kg / year.
Boys wait for customers at a cattle market in Al Manashi village, ahead of the Muslim festival of sacrifice Eid al-Adha, in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany