Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (C) during a meeting with Prime Minister Mostaf Madbouly and Minister of Agriculture El-Sayed El-Quseir and others on Sunday, 29 August 2021 (Photo courtesy of Egyptian presidency)
Egypt's agriculture exports in 2021 increased by 14 percent, compared to 2020, Minister of Agriculture El-Sayed El-Quseir said on Sunday, noting that Egypt is ranked first in the world for citrus fruit exports.
The minister's remarks were made during a meeting with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly that touched upon projects aiming to boost agriculture exports, increase livestock and fish production, and establish dairy collection centres.
During the meeting, the agriculture minister explained that Egypt exports 350 different agriculture products to more than 150 world countries, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.
Qusair reviewed the new system for automating and coding farms across the country, with the aim of preparing a detailed digital map of export farms.
This digital map provides a complete database on farms with the use of the most advanced methods, including raising the coordinates of farms using GPS, Qusair said.
It also offers technical recommendations for good agricultural practices, as well as special standards for countries importing Egyptian agricultural crops, the agriculture minister added.
The agriculture minister briefed the president on his ministry's strategy for increasing fish production from fish farms, through maximizing the benefit from Egypt's natural lakes, especially the Manzala and Bardawil lakes.
Concerning the livestock production, the president issued directives to expand the breeding of milk and meat-intensive breeds for their economic return on breeders and farmers, the spokesman noted.