Tag Archives: Agriculture

Egyptian governorates to be surveyed for investment opportunities to present at Jeddah

Egyptian governorates to be surveyed for investment opportunities to present at Jeddah

President of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) Ahmed El Wakil

President of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) Ahmed El Wakil

By Maha AbdelAzim

President of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) Ahmed El Wakil announced that members of the board of directors will tour different …

Ministry of Agriculture fights encroachment onto agricultural lands

Ministry of Agriculture fights encroachment onto agricultural lands

Apartment blocks line the edge of a field in the fertile Egyptian Delta region of Al-Menofeya.  (AFP Photo)

Apartment blocks line the edge of a field in the fertile Egyptian Delta region of Al-Menofeya.
(AFP Photo)

Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ayman Farid Abu Hadid announced that 405 agriculture engineers working at the ministry have been given …

Chairman of Valley Group Holdings: Subsidies not socially just

Chairman of Valley Group Holdings: Subsidies not socially just

Tony Vrije, chairman of Valley Group Holdings, one of the largest private companies operating in the agricultural sector (AlBorsa Photo)

Tony Vrije, chairman of Valley Group Holdings, one of the largest private companies operating in the agricultural sector
(AlBorsa Photo)

By Omar Abdel Al-Hamid and Rana Fathy

Social justice is a hotly debated topic amongst the business community and grassroots …

Land protection engineers to be granted ‘judicial police’ authority in effort to curb land seizures: Minister of Justice

Four hundred and five land protection engineers have been granted authority as “judicial police” in order to prevent “crimes of aggressive seizure of agricultural lands” according to Minister of Justice Adel Abd El-Hamid. This follows a request submitted by the …

Arab Partnership encourages Egyptian agriculture

Arab Partnership encourages Egyptian agriculture

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MONA SALEM An Egyptian farmer collects the cotton harvest at a farm in al-Massara village near the Nile delta city of Mansura, 130 kms north of Cairo, on September 22, 2009. Long and extra long staple cotton was introduced to the country in the 19th century by Mohammed Ali, the founder of Modern Egypt, and has since been used by luxury designers and upmarket establishments for its superior quality. But today, Egyptian cotton production is in decline, having this year reached its lowest in 100 years. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI

An Egyptian farmer collects the cotton harvest at a farm in  Mansura.
Arab Partnership, a joint Department for International Development (DFID) and Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) initiative, sponsored a competition to encourage small, socially responsible businesses that can benefit