About 893,000 tons of wheat have been harvested so far, the ministry said.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi stated on Saturday that the national project to establish 100,000 greenhouses would fulfill the needs of 20 million citizens.
The state will pay farmers between 655-685 Egyptian pounds($38-$39) per ardeb (150 kilograms) of wheat depending on quality, Ali Moselhy said.
The rice crop which is scheduled to be harvested in the second half of July, will cover 90 percent of the local market requirements.
Last year Egypt procured about 3.6 million tonnes of wheat from farmers.
A recent report by the U.S’Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in Cairo forecasts Egypt’s wheat production in 2018/19 to reach 8.45 million metric tons.
Normal consumption rates do not exceed 37,000 tons a day.
Egypt’s exports of dates increased 70% in the first quarter, reaching 30,000 tons at a value of $29.4 million, Trade Minister Tarek Kabil said on Tuesday.
Egypt will set its local buying price for wheat in March, one month ahead of the harvest, the ministry of agriculture said on Monday.
The Supply Ministry denied any increase in the price of sugar after Egypt’s decision to raise the price of sugarcane purchased from local farmers.
Egypt is looking to plant 3.25 million acres of wheat this season, down from the previous government target of 3.5 million acres.
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Egypt has procured 237,000 tonnes of wheat from farmers since the start of its local harvest earlier this month, the supply ministry said on Sunday