Thu, 09 Jul 2020 - 05:16 GMT
CAIRO - 9 July 2020: The Egyptian agriculture sector succeeded in deepening agricultural cooperation with African countries and returning to its leadership role, under the presidency of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, said Agriculture Minister Al-Sayyed al-Qasir in a statement on Thursday.
Egypt has expanded the projects of joint farms with African countries over the past 6 years to contribute to sustainable development programs in Africa, he added.
The minister noted that the Egyptian farms in Uganda, Zambia, Congo, Togo, Mali, Zanzibar and Niger are already operating, while other farms are being implemented in Algeria and Eritrea, especially after the visit of the Eritrean president to Cairo in the past few days.
Moreover, a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) was signed to complete the procedures for the establishment of farms in Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Sudan, in addition to the renewal of a license of a joint farm in Sudan.
The Egyptian-African farms aim at producing field crops, fodder, animal products, seeds, and vegetables, the minister said.
In an attempt to enhance the competitive ability of the African countries’ produce and their economic development, the Ministry of Agriculture has established joint model farms with African countries. The project aims to carry out joint agricultural research to increase agricultural productions in Africa.