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  • Africa's Economic Future Depends on Its Farms

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 At the same time as the economies of Nigeria and South Africa recently rebounded, it wasn't oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and additional sustainable agricultural increase is crucial not only to the continent's economy, but as well to its ability to feed and employ its surging people. Agriculture still accounts for a quarter of gross domestic product and as much as two-thirds of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, agricultural increase has the biggest impact on non-farm gain and reducing poverty.
  • Will Saudi agricultural investments in Sudan leave Egypt high and dry?

    EGYPT, 2016/01/11 Riyadh has been encouraging Saudi investors to pump additional money into Sudan in conjunction with Sudan’s participation in the Saudi-led intervention against the Houthis in Yemen. From presently on internal reports prepared by Egypt’s Water Resources and Irrigation Ministry, along with the Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ministry, confirm that Sudan is by presently using its entire allotment of Nile water, according to a government official briefed on the issue who spoke to Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity.
  • A girl farms the land during the rainy season outside Gereida, Sudan

    EGYPT, 2015/08/08 The countries covered by the Egyptian project for foreign agriculture have an abundance and diversity of water sources, but declining agricultural development due to lack of funding and agricultural machinery. In Sudan, which has a surface area of ​​1.8 million square kilometers (445 million acres), cultivated areas do not exceed 45 million acres, according to the latest statistics by the Central Bank of Sudan. That is about a fifth of the country’s arable area, estimated at 200 million acres.
  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia Agree On Increasing Agricultural Investments

    EGYPT, 2015/04/25 Egypt and Saudi Arabia agreed on increasing the Saudi investments in Egypt so as to remove the obstacles in front of activating the Arab investments particularly in the field of agriculture. It was as well agreed to form a technical committee to inspect the investment sites and prepare full studies about the soil, water and atmosphere around the year inclunding the uses of the new and renewable energies. These remarks came during discussion session held in Cairo between the Egyptian Agriculture Minister Salah Helal and his Saudi counterpart Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen al Fadhli and his accompanying delegation.
  • Ministry Warns Against Manipulation of Wheat Supply

    EGYPT, 2013/05/07 Egypt's Ministry of Supply has warned against any manipulation of the country's wheat supply by mixing domestic wheat with imported one or mixing it with silt and sand.
  • Africa: Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, inclunding supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.
  • Rural Women - Hidden Changes At the Heart of Agricultural Egypt

    EGYPT, 2013/01/29 While Egypt's uprising may not have given rural women a louder voice in the political arena, gradual change may be occurring at the grassroots. In the ongoing political turmoil in Egypt, the question of what change the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak will bring about and to whom is still to be resolved. 
  • GIEWS Country Brief Egypt 06-September-2012

    EGYPT, 2012/12/31 FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT Above average winter grain harvest completed Cereal import requirements expected to decline in marketing year 2012/13 but import bill may increase Small decrease in food inflation but concerns about budget outlays
  • Farm in Cameron to Dress Food Shortage

    EGYPT, 2012/12/26 Egypt and Cameron have signed a cooperation protocol in the areas of farming and animal wealth, which starts with setting up the first farm in Cameron at an area of 550 feddans. The Egyptian Embassy in Cameron quoted Minister of Agriculture Salah Abdul Moamen as saying that Cameron has shown readiness for a joint farming cooperation that will boost the bilateral ties and improve the standard of living in the area of food.
  • Egypt to ask Russia to lift ban on potatoes and citrus

    EGYPT, 2012/12/20 An Egyptian commercial delegation is to visit Russia in the coming days to discuss reasons behind Russia denying access to Egyptian potatoes and citrus into its markets, said Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, Hatem Saleh following his conference with the Russian ambassador in Cairo. The minister as well called on the Russian side to give Egypt a favoured national treatment in the field of exports and to swiftly set up a free trade zone between the nations.