Local production of the most important agricultural product for the health of Egyptians
Egypt has announced its intention to plant more than 750,000 acres of oilseeds over the next year, reduce oil imports and rely on local alternatives.
The Egyptian government said in a statement today, Monday, that we are aiming to bring the area under cotton cultivation to 500,000 feddans next year due to the fact that it enjoys a high percentage of oil in addition to oil as the area under cotton cultivation. cotton this year reached 320,000 feddans, which was confirmed by the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Mr.
The government is seeking to expand local production of crude oil by increasing oilseed production, providing essential seeds, and encouraging contract farming to provide products to citizens.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said that about 100,000 acres of corn will be planted this year, and this area will increase to 500,000 acres next year, and 90,000 acres of sunflower will be cultivated this year, and it is planned to increase it to 250,000 acres. , Next year.
The oil industry in Egypt depends on imports for about 96% of the oils used in production, and 4% is provided locally, since the number of companies producing oils in Egypt is 40 plants.
The Minister of Agriculture said: “We are working to encourage farmers to increase their soybean planting area, which has reached 150 acres this year, especially since it provides an important benefit in terms of feed supply.”
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