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Egypt increases rice area cultivation to 1.1m feddan in 2019

Egypt to increase its rice area to 1.1m feddan in the 2019 season, up from 800,000 feddan in 2018, in order to reduce the country’s import bill, the ministry of agriculture announced on Wednesday. Egypt began importing rice in 2018, after slashing the cultivation of rice-a water-intensive crop-at the time, to conserve vital Nile river …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s self-sufficiency rate of rice reaches 94.2% in 2017: CAPMAS

Egypt’s self-sufficiency rate of rice reached 94.2% in 2017, with an average rice consumption per capita of 38.7 kg versus 34.7 kg in 2016, an increase of 11.5%,” the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced in its annual bulletin of production movement, foreign trade, and available agriculture commodities for consumption in 2017. …

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Rice Harvest Season reveals hopes, suffering of Egyptian farmers

  Farmers at Qaransho village in Basion area in Gharbeya Governorate harvested their rice crops in late September, ending a season which they described as “one of the best in recent years”. Surrounded by waves of joy and excitement, farmers and their families worked to gather the rice grains from huge fields. The season for …

Rana Khaled