French Ambassador to Cairo Marc Barety told press Monday that his country is a producer of wheat and that it prioritizes exporting the crop to Egypt in the current harvest season.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is checking Tuesday the harvest of crops cultivated within the New Delta national project located in the Western Desert.
Any person who will violate the law that ban open burning of waste will be punished by imprisonment of one year and a fine.
The government wants to increase agricultural exports in the current fiscal year to 6.75 million tons.
The ministry clarified that the total amount of potato seeds expected to arrive for this season is 183,000 tons.
The breakdown is 224,000 strawberry seedlings exported to India, and 1,800 mango (Keitt and Sokary), orange, volkameriana Volkamer lemon, mandarin and annona seedlings exported to the other two countries.
Egypt is looking to plant 3.25 million acres of wheat this season, down from the previous government target of 3.5 million acres.
The drop is attributed to a decline in the area of cultivated cotton.