The Minister of Agriculture presents agricultural investment opportunities in Egypt before Expo 2020 Dubai


The pavilion of the Arab Republic of Egypt was organized at Expo 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates A seminar entitled “The Future of Agriculture in Egypt: Opportunities and Challenges”

In it, Mr. Al-Qusair, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, reviewed the promising opportunities in the field of agricultural production and wealth Livestock, fisheries, and new agricultural projects, within the framework of Egypt’s strategic vision 221369.

The event witnessed a large presence of Emirati and foreign specialists, investors and visitors. The exhibition and the officials, including Ayman Al-Gayar, CEO of the Group Mawarid Holding for Investment, Adviser Hamed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the UAE Gracia Group, Mohammed bin Obaid Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development, Dr. Abdel Wahab Zayed, Secretary General of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, and Mohammed Saeed Al Nuaimi, Executive Director of the Food Security Sector at the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Safety Authority Agricultural.

At the beginning of the symposium he praised “ Al-Qusair” highlighted the distinguished relations between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, and said that it is a model to be followed, and there is great coordination between the leadership of the two countries, and there is harmony and agreement in all international visions and issues. 221369 He explained that the Egyptian agricultural sector during the era of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic witnessed an unprecedented renaissance, as he witnessed The sector, after the Corona pandemic, has a global interest, given that it is responsible for food security and providing the basic needs of peoples, and an interconnected sector that achieves inclusive and sustainable development.

Al-Qusayr added that the Egyptian state It has a big agenda and promising projects in the field of agriculture in all sectors. Huge projects in horizontal and vertical expansion, aiming at optimizing the use of land and water units, including construction projects. A thousand acres is an agricultural greenhouse, the development of salt-tolerant and drought-tolerant varieties, a project for the production of vegetable seeds, and animal and fish production projects, including the Million Project A head of livestock, the establishment of fish hatcheries, the Al-Fayrouz fish farm, Ghalioun pond, the national project for fish farming in the Suez Canal, as well as the project to plant 2.5 million palm trees. The agricultural sector was considered a mainstay in the national economy, not only in Egypt, but also in a large number of countries in the African continent, both in terms of its contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) and the labor force. And exports, or in terms of providing food to the population and agricultural raw materials needed for national industries, it is one of the important sectors that achieve food security for the citizen, and it works towards 38 % of the population in Egypt directly and about % of the population Direct and indirect and contribute to 17 % of the national income, is the main source of raw materials that enter the industry.” 221370
The agricultural sector is also labor intensive and the total area of ​​agricultural land in Egypt is 9.4 million feddans, of which 6.3 million are in the valley and the delta. Al-Qusair reviewed the various horizontal expansion projects, including the New Delta project. Which has an area of ​​2.2 million acres with a total area of ​​one million acres that will be planted. 1,000 acres already, and within a few days, the area that has been cultivated will reach 500 A thousand feddans, and there are other projects in North and Central Sinai with an area of ​​ A thousand acres, in addition to the Toshka Al-Khair project, which is an uncle project Laq has great potentials, in addition to projects in the New Valley, East Oweinat and Minya
Al-Qusair pointed out that the field of land reclamation is followed by other important projects in the field of agricultural manufacturing, packaging, export and export stations, and urban communities, and that all of these projects add important investment opportunities, in addition to foreign investment. Direct.

It was stated that the investment climate in Egypt is attractive and is considered one of the highest rates of investment in large areas, especially since Egypt is one of the areas where there is a great return on investment, and enjoys political and security stability, and the subordination of the Investment Authority to the Council of Ministers is an indicator of the state’s support for the investment climate. The Minister of Agriculture said that there are projects related to vertical expansion and the development of varieties that adapt to the new changes Climate changes, modern irrigation projects related to production requirements, and there are opportunities to invest in livestock and poultry wealth through 9 regions, as well as fisheries . He added that the state owns many reference laboratories and research centers such as the Agricultural Research Center and the Desert Research Center, and there are many investment opportunities in Egypt and incentives offered by the state to investors, and this is an invitation in which we welcome the investor from the UAE or any country. He pointed out that the Ministry of Agriculture presented several investment opportunities through its presence in the Expo and its presentation and support of the Egypt plan. of the agricultural field and its directions to eliminate the challenges affecting this sector.

The Minister of Agriculture indicated that Egyptian agricultural exports currently enjoy a good reputation in all global markets and are in increasing demand from most countries, and achieved a great boom last year despite the conditions of the Corona pandemic, as they exceeded 5.6 million tons for the first time, equivalent to 3 billion dollars,

“Al-Qusair” added that the agricultural sector in the African continent , faces many global, regional and national challenges such as climate change, desertification, biodiversity, water scarcity, transient diseases, increased population rates, food gap, low productivity, weak investments and a shortage of qualified technical cadres in some countries. It is worth noting that the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Mr. Al-Qusair is currently participating in the Expo Dubai Shows Opportunities Promising investment in the field of various agricultural activities, as well as holding bilateral meetings and discussions on the sidelines of the exhibition with investors, men, companies and participants in the exhibition