579,000 tons of local wheat harvest supplied till now: agriculture ministry

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Thu, 30 Apr 2020 - 12:10 GMT

Farmer in his wheat farm - Egypt TodayKareem Abdulkareem

Farmer in his wheat farm - Egypt TodayKareem Abdulkareem

CAIRO - 30 April 2020: A total of 579,000 tons of the local wheat harvest have been delivered to the Ministry of Supply since the start of the season till now, the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation said Wednesday.

About 893,000 tons of wheat have been harvested so far, the ministry said.

Agriculture Minister El Sayed Qusair received a report from head of the services sector Abbas Shenawi about wheat supply and harvest.

Coordination is under way with the Supply Ministry and the Egyptian Agriculture Bank to facilitate farmers' supply of wheat to state-owned silos, he said.

The local season of wheat supply began April 15, and is to continue for three months as Egypt targets to procure 3.6 million tons of the grain from local farmers.

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