CAIRO – 20 November 2023: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi held Monday a meeting to follow up on the measures taken to increase the productivity of agricultural lands, especially in terms of growing strategic crops and cash crops. There has been an increase in the yields of lands cultivated with wheat and corn. Participants in the meeting included Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Al Sayed al-Qusair, and Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hani Sweilam. The president was specifically briefed on the introduction of infrastructure, modern irrigation systems, water treatment plants, power supply, using digitalization in increasing agricultural productivity, and establishing industrial zones for processing crops. President Sisi noted that such mega projects, spanning over millions of feddans, must be completed as the ultimate goal is raising the percentage of agricultural lands in Egypt's total surface area and achieving food security for the Egyptian people.
Source: Egypt Today November 20, 2023 15:39 UTC