Businessman Ayman al-Gamil praises growth of Egyptian agricultural sector, self-sufficiency of specific goods



Sun, 06 Sep 2020 - 01:50 GMT


Sun, 06 Sep 2020 - 01:50 GMT

FILE - Chairman of Cairo 3 A Ayman al-Gamil

FILE - Chairman of Cairo 3 A Ayman al-Gamil

CAIRO – 6 September 2020: Chairman of Cairo 3 A – operating in food processing - Ayman al-Gamil praised on Sunday the ongoing growth in the sectors of agriculture, agro industries, and animal production.  


The businessman told press that such growth is reflected on fulfilling a big portion of domestic demand on food decreasing the shortage in many staples. That is in addition to boosting agricultural exports so that Egyptian products developed a remarkable regional and international reputation.


Gamil pointed out that since the beginning of 2020, Egypt has exported around five million tons of agricultural products recording growth rates varying between 10 percent and 30 percent compared to the figures of 2019.


The top crops have been grapes, grenades, and other types of fruits and vegetables. Also, the supply of such rose locally, which has stabilized prices, Gamil showcased.


"Such improvement has been achieved through the state's policies and private investments," the businessman said. He underlined that Egypt has achieved self-sufficiency of pourtly by producing 1.4 billion chickens, 14 billion eggs, and seven million tons of dairy per annum," Gamil highlighted.


"We're before an integrated growth of the agricultural sector, and affiliate industries. Capitalizing on the state's policies and private investments, opportunities of growth and production enlargement are higher than before. Aspirations to achieve self-sufficiency of different crops and staples are now possible," the businessman asserted.


Gamil stated that the revenues of the cattle sector surpass LE120 billion annually. The sector fulfills 100 percent of dairy product needs, and 60 percent of red meat needs.


The business pointed out that such achievements are accomplished by micro, small, medium, and large enterprises.


Gamil stressed that although Egypt still imports 40 percent of its red meat needs, the fact that it has been to achieve self-sufficiency of dairy products gives hope that local cattle breeds can be improved, production reinforced, and imports reduced in a few years.




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