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Egypt exports 68k tons of onion since September

Sat, Apr. 4, 2020
CAIRO - 4 April 2020: Since September, Egypt has exported 68,000 tons of onion. The crop is still being exported in accordance with specifications set in response to the COVID-19 outbreak globally.

Head of the Central Department for Agricultural Quarantine at the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ahmed al-Atar stated that a technical committee has been deployed at urban ports and seaports as well as sorting and packaging stations to ensure that such specifications are met.

The official added that exports of Egyptian citrus fruits to China have recovered, and that potato exports to European markets are improving.

Minister Al Sayed al-Qasir had taken measures to eliminate the obstacles facing agricultural exports such as facilitating air transportation to Arab and European countries at reasonable prices, and the transportation of workers to sorting and packaging venues amid the partial curfew taking place from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Also, vehicles carrying vegetables and fruits have been exempted from the curfew.

All initiatives by the banking sector and the Central Bank of Egypt include agriculture so that the installments of loans borrowed by farmers and cattle growers have been postponed for six months.

Egypt's agriculture exports exceeds 5M tons: Gov.

CAIRO - 20 December 2019: Egypt's agriculture exports hiked to exceed five million tons during the period from January 1, 2019 to December 18, according to head of the Central Administration of Agricultural Ahmed Al-Attar. According to statement issued by Egypt's ministry of agriculture, the exports exceeded about 5 million tons of agricultural products.

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