President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi launched Sunday the wheat harvest season, and inaugurated a potato processing factory at East Owainat in the New Valley.
The official noted that the total size of potato exports throughout the year was 875,000 tons.
The potato crop ranks number two in Egypt’s agricultural exports due to its quality and the increase in production.
The ministry clarified that the total amount of potato seeds expected to arrive for this season is 183,000 tons.
Since the beginning of the export season of agriculture products, Egypt's exports of potatoes increased to 200,000 tons.