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Egypt increases rice area cultivation to 1.1m feddan in 2019

Egypt to increase its rice area to 1.1m feddan in the 2019 season, up from 800,000 feddan in 2018, in order to reduce the country’s import bill, the ministry of agriculture announced on Wednesday. Egypt began importing rice in 2018, after slashing the cultivation of rice-a water-intensive crop-at the time, to conserve vital Nile river …

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High import cost opens the expansion file for oil crops cultivation

High oil import costs led to opening the cultivation of oil crops’ file. Abdul Moneim El-Banna, Egyptian Minister of Agriculture, said that the ministry will pay a great deal of attention to oily crops during the coming period to reach a production of 25% of oil needs in the local market. Agricultural experts and investors …

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