How Egypt Is Using Joint-Farming to Ensure Food Security in Africa
Written by Adekoya on June 13, 2019
Egyptian Minister of Agriculture and New Land Reclamation, Prof. Ezzal-Din Abusteit has said that the Egyptian Government has done a lot in the area of joint farming with many sister countries in order to ensure food security in Africa.
He made this disclosure when the participants of the 2019 Nasser Leadership Fellowship organized by the African Youth Bureau within the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports, paid a visit to the Ministry of Agricultural Research Center.
While highlighting the attention given by Egyptian Government under the presidency of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to strengthen cooperation with Africa, he explained that the vision and strategy of Egypt to harness all the human resources of the continen, have achieve sustainable development.
Abusteit also spoke about the efforts carried out by Egypt and the joint cooperation with Africa in the field of agriculture, in conformity with the guidelines of the African Union.
The Minister also explained that the relationship established between Egypt and other African countries dated back to the time of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser, at the first African summit held in Addis Ababa in 1963.
He also maintained that the joint cooperation established between Egypt and other sister countries depended on the conclusion of many conventions and protocols contributing to the development of the African continent.
Dr. Sherine Assem, Vice President of the Agricultural Research Center, also told Nasser Fellowship participants that the efforts carried out to create joint farms in African countries, have yielded positive results.
She also briefed the participants on the Agricultural Research Center and the Desert Research Center, as well as on their respective fields and on all the centers under the Ministry of Agriculture.
Also present at the meeting were, Dr. Mohamed Soliman, President of the Agricultural Research Center and Dr. Naeem Meselhi, President of the Desert Research Cente.
The meeting ended with a tour of the Research Center, including laboratories of water analysis, mycotoxins, organic pollutants, control elements, biotechnology, food safety, grain screening and biological fluids.