Egypt eyes investment in efficient and sustainable agriculture
According to finchannel.com
, Egypt’s agricultural sector is facing a number of challenges, such as the impacts of climate change, scarcity of water and land, high levels of urbanisation and increasing demand for healthy and nutritious food.
These issues were the focus of Promoting Sustainable Investment in Egypt’s Food Security – a high-level forum held in Cairo to discuss investment opportunities in Egypt’s agricultural sector.
Despite improvements in agricultural productivity, Egypt still faces major constraints on water and land use, which limit its domestic food production. The UN estimates that Egypt’s population will soar by 60 per cent to over 150 million by 2050.
Consequently, the consumption of staple food products, including grain and sugar, is set to increase from 2 to 16 per cent over the next decade. Egypt’s agriculture therefore has to become more sustainable and more efficient, specifically in terms of import supply chains and subsectors with high potential for exports.
Publication date: 12/6/2017
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