Egypt : State keen on boosting local wheat cultivation to attain self-sufficiency : Egypt's agriculture min.
- 20 April 2022 / News / 270 / Fares RAHAHLIA
State keen on boosting local wheat cultivation to attain self-sufficiency : Egypt's agriculture min.
Tue, 19 Apr 2022 - 12:59 GMT
Farmers harvest wheat on Qalyub farm in the El-Kalubia governorate, northeast of Cairo, Egypt May 1, 2016. – (Reuters)
CAIRO - 19 April 2022: The State is keen on boosting local wheat cultivation in a bid to attain self-sufficiency, said Agriculture Ministry Spokesman Mohamed el Qersh.
All the agriculture sectors witnessed major development over the past period, including the wheat crop, he told Extra News Channel on Tuesday.
As for the price of local wheat, the spokesman said that the price of supplying ardeb was set at EGP 725 pounds last year, with an increase of EGP 65, reaching up to EGP 885.
Thanks to the government's efforts to encourage farmers to expand their agricultural land, the cultivated area of wheat has exceeded 3.6 million acres, added the spokesman.
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