Al-Qusair, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, said that the agricultural sector contributes about 15% of the gross domestic product and achieves a positive growth rate of 3.7%, and absorbs more than 25% of the total workforce, and the Egyptian agricultural exports during the past year amounted to 5.2 million tons, about 2.2 One billion dollars, equivalent to more than 33 billion Egyptian pounds.
The Minister of Agriculture added that there is an accelerated global interest towards the development of the agricultural sector, especially after the changes demonstrated by the Corona pandemic for its role in providing the basic needs of peoples, enhancing food security, and improving nutrition, explaining that linking food security with national security is an important mechanism in settling balanced and inclusive development, stressing that However, there is a close link between achieving sustainable economic development and the development of the agricultural sector in the economies of countries.
In his speech during the opening of the Bahr Al-Baqar Bank water treatment plant, today, Monday, in the presence of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, he said that the agricultural sector has witnessed an unprecedented renaissance and support from the state during the past seven years, aimed at achieving a great deal of food security, increasing the competitiveness of Egyptian exports and reducing The import gap, the provision of many job opportunities, and the achievement of balanced and sustainable development.
He pointed out that the agricultural area currently stands at about 9.7 million feddans, while the cropped area is 17.5 million feddans, with an agricultural intensification rate of 1.8 as a result of the interest in the vertical expansion axis.
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The article, Minister of Agriculture: $2.2 billion, the volume of the sector’s exports during the past year was written in Al Borsa newspaper.