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The Prime Minister: Increasing agricultural activities investments to achieve food security

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Meetings with farmers and oil manufacturers to make contracts to bridge the gap in oil crops

Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, held a meeting; To follow up efforts to achieve food security, in the presence of Dr. Ali Al-Moselhy, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, and Mr. Al-Qusayr, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation.

The Prime Minister indicated that the meeting comes within the framework of a series of meetings initiated by the government to discuss and discuss ways to bridge the food gap and achieve relative self-sufficiency in commodities and strategic crops, especially in light of the negative repercussions imposed by the Corona pandemic on trade movement around the world.

Counselor Nader Saad, the official spokesman for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, explained that, during the meeting, it was discussed that achieving food security requires increasing investments directed to agricultural activities with vertical expansion in agriculture by adding new plant varieties, following modern agricultural practices and expanding protected agriculture, in addition to Supporting livestock, poultry and fish production activities.

The current status of agricultural commodities and crops was reviewed, in terms of cultivated area and the extent to which crop sufficiency was achieved, with regard to cereal crops, fodder, vegetables, orchards and sugar crops, in addition to other crops, as well as the future vision of crops and agricultural commodities until 2025.

Saad continued: The meeting also witnessed the presentation of the Ministry of Agriculture’s vision and strategy until 2030, which is based on the trend to increase the surplus of crops and increase exports, by expanding exports of vegetables and fruits, exporting new commodities, and the trend to reduce temporary gaps for vegetables, through the expansion of greenhouses. Agricultural sector to increase vegetable production with high-quality specifications; Whether for local consumption or for export, and work to control production times and cover the gaps between the lugs of agriculture.

The official spokesman for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers indicated that several meetings were held during the last period between the Ministers of Supply and Agriculture and a large number of farmers and oil manufacturers to discuss the possibility of making contracts that contribute to bridging the gap in a number of agricultural crops, which include oil crops, sunflower and beans. Soy.

The article The Prime Minister: Increasing agricultural activities investments to achieve food security was written in Al Borsa newspaper.

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