Thursday, 03 March 2016

Egypt participates in establishing three model farms in Tanzania, Zambia, Congo

The Ministry of Agriculture agreed with the governments of Tanzania, Zambia, and Congo to establish three pilot model farms with areas ranging between 500 and 600 acres. Director of COMESA Department at the Ministry of Agriculture Maher El-Maghrabi said the ministry agreed with the three countries to establish farms to produce various crops. The ministry is intensifying its efforts, through the centre, to increase the number of farms in all African countries by negotiating with Ethiopia, Kenya, and Eritrea and other states to establish of plantations on 600 acres of land per farm to deepen mutual agricultural cooperation. Egypt provides the necessary technology for the development of agriculture in these countries and exports seed varieties that are environmentally compatible with the climate of each country, while those countries provide infrastructure, water resources, and labour for agriculture. “These projects can accommodate large numbers of Egyptian workers, in addition to the possibility of providing agricultural crops cheaply to the Egyptian market,” he said.

Source: Daily News Egypty