Minister: We cooperate with FAO for improving food security

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 03:06 GMT

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) logo - Official website

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CAIRO - 16 October 2019: Minister of Agriculture Ezzeddin Abu Steit on Wednesday said that food security in Egypt is of first priority.

He added in his speech at a ceremony on the occasion of the World Food Day, that his ministry is cooperating with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for implementing a project of improving food security, nutrition and dietary habits of the Egyptian family.

Lack of food is a problem that is spreading in developing countries, he said, adding that the national 100 Million Healthy Lives Initiative revealed that up to seven million Egyptians are suffering from obesity.

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