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Agriculture Min.: Food Security in Arab World Requires New Mechanisms to Boost Productivity

Tue 26 Sep 2023 | 08:56 PM
Taarek Refaat

The Egyptian Minister of Agriculture Al Sayed el-Quseir confirmed that the issue of Arab food security is one of the most pressing challenges facing the developed and developing countries of the world.

He pointed out that the meeting of Arab agricultural ministers is discussing ways to activate joint Arab agricultural action, adding, during his speech at the meeting of Arab agricultural ministers held Tuesday at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, that achieving Arab food security requires searching for new mechanisms to develop agricultural productivity and build more comprehensive agricultural systems.

He stressed that the agricultural sector and its related systems are considered the the main source of employment and the job opportunities, especially in rural areas.

The Minister of Agriculture explained that the sector has witnessed a major renaissance in Egypt during recent years as part of its keenness and constant guidance on the necessity of horizontal expansion and reclamation of the desert, as well as vertical expansion by developing new varieties and rationalizing the use of water.

He concluded that the state worked to support the transition to healthy food systems, and sought to reduce loss and waste by expanding the national silo program and expanding the social protection network through solidarity, dignity, and a decent life.