Reduction of all items, requirements and controls to protect property rights
The American Eakland Company, the exclusive agent for the strawberry breeding program of the University of Florida, is preparing to introduce the varieties of strawberry seedlings in the Egyptian market for the new season with reductions of 30% – amid efforts by the Ministry of Agriculture to obtain discounts of up to 50%.
The company said in a statement received by the “Stock Exchange”, that the items will be provided through one of its companies in Spain “Cal Pacific”, and they are the best varieties for cultivation areas for products intended for frozen export.
The company clarified that it will offer quantities of strawberry seedlings in its nurseries in Egypt for the first time, and all varieties will be provided, including “Festival – Fortuna – Florida Beauty – Sensation – Winter Star – Eliana – Palmeritz, in addition to a new variety” Florida Brilliance “.
According to the statement, the company will provide the brilliance variety as mothers and seedlings (plants) to be contracted with controls that secure property rights and prevent it from being traded with other varieties by illegal means.
Those wishing to grow this variety are required to specify the area designated for cultivation and attach it to the purchase request, provided that the cultivation takes place in the company’s areas only and not distribution to other areas.
The company clarified that the locally produced quantities in Egypt are among the original items of the global company for the season 2020-2021, and that the imported quantities are also subject to examination by the relevant authorities in Egypt.
The company set the prices of imported seedlings at 10 pounds each, but Imad Mahdi, head of the turquoise nurseries in Egypt, said that the company offered, in negotiations with the Ministry of Agriculture, to reduce prices by 30%, provided that the prices of locally produced items are determined according to the required quantities.
Mahdi explained that the imported items will actually reach the local market by mid-March, but reservations are only available until the end of February, and those wishing to quickly apply for import must be able to obtain seedlings in the appropriate period of the season.
Ahmed Al-Attar, head of the Central Administration of Plant Quarantine, said that the administration seeks to increase the discount rate on seedlings prices from 30 to 50%, to support farmers, reduce production costs as much as possible, and enhance the ability to export at more competitive prices.
The article «Eakland of America» introduces strawberry seedlings to Egypt at 30% discounts for the new season, it was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.