Egypt: Ministry issues recommendations to protect citrus from climate change

The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture urged spreading awareness of the threats that climate change poses on agriculture, as well as the different measures needed to protect agriculture.

Egypt Today monitored a number of recommendations issued by the Central Administration of Horticulture and Agricultural Crops for citrus farmers during the current period, especially on fertilization, irrigation and pest control methods to increase production and protect the crop from climatic changes.

Among the recommendations, it was made clear that it is necessary to pay attention to the early morning or before sunset heat and avoid irrigation at the time of heat increase.  There were many fertilizing tips and tricks, and a detailed recommendations about programs of tree irrigation.

In the same context, Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad said earlier that Egypt is abiding by its international commitments in the field of climate change within the framework of agreements on climate action and the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS): Egypt Vision 2030.

She further underlined that "Cairo Climate Talks" aim at creating a societal dialogue to raise awareness of climate change and its impact.

Egypt is an ideal example of a developing country that is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and faces numerous threats to its economic, social and environmental sustainability, including energy, water and food security.

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