Dr. Ayman Ash, Director of the Institute of Sugar Crops, said that there is a committee from the Upper Egypt Development Authority represented by Eng. Hassan Al-Afifi and the Arab Organization for Industrialization.
This comes within the framework of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s directives to develop sugar cane cultivation and production in Egypt, and to activate the protocol signed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Reclamation with the Upper Egypt Development Authority to promote the cultivation and industry of sugar in Egypt.
The director of the Institute of Sugar Crops said that planting sugar cane with the approved seedling system and modern irrigation contributes to rationalizing water, increasing production productivity and reducing production costs and requirements, which will benefit farmers.
Also, the method of planting seedlings is currently the latest technology used in the cultivation of sugar cane in the largest sugarcane cultivation countries and it will be considered a quantum leap in the production and cultivation of sugar cane in Egypt and the Ministry of Agriculture is currently seeking to expand its cultivation due to its positive impact on farmers and the advancement of the sugar industry. The area of sugar cane cultivation in Egypt is about 360 thousand acres and is concentrated in the governorates of Upper Egypt, where the climatic conditions are favorable.
It is worth noting that the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Mr. Al-Qusayr, had witnessed the signing of a cooperation protocol to promote the sugarcane crop within the framework of the National Program for the Promotion of Sugar Crops between: the Agricultural Research Center, the Upper Egypt Development Authority and the Egyptian Sugar and Integrated Industries Company.
The article “Agriculture” continues to implement the cooperation protocol with the Upper Egypt Development Authority to promote the sugarcane crop. It was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.