The Egyptian Minister of Agriculture, Al-Sayyed al-Qasir, stated that the Egyptian agricultural sector had intensified agricultural cooperation with African countries by expanding joint farm projects with countries on the continent to contribute to sustainable development programs in Africa.
Egypt has developed projects of this type in Uganda, Zambia, Congo, Togo, Mali, Niger, and Tanzania, where they are already operating, and it is implementing other productive farms in Algeria and Eritrea, the minister stated. In addition, there are plans to establish new projects in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Sudan.
The goal of these projects is to promote the planting of vegetables and other crops dedicated to human consumption, as well as to obtain forage, he added.
Additionally, he said, the goal is for these sites to become a kind of laboratory to carry out joint research in this area to support the economic development of African nations, as this continent is affected by scourges such as malnutrition and drought.