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More Egyptian producers are ready to supply European markets with onions and garlic

In a context of high demand for onions in Europe, while several countries have banned exports of onions to be able to satisfy their domestic demand, more Egyptian producers are offering their harvest to the European market.

This comes despite a decrease in onion and garlic volumes in Egypt, compared to last season, according to Farag Karem, of the Egyptian grower Al Wadi.

Karem said: "This year, the volumes are lower than last one. Like many growers, we had to reduce our acreage due to lower profitability last season. Rising costs and abundant volumes the past two years have created a difficult situation for growers."

In addition to the larger supply than demand last season, the situation in Eastern Europe has contributed to the decline in acreage this season, according to Karem: "The war in Eastern Europe has greatly complicated our operations, since a large part of our production is exported to Russia, and the supply chains have suffered great disruptions".

This year, the producer, whose plantations are located in Upper Egypt, is offering his crops to a European market in short supply. "We have 3000 tons of garlic and 5000 tons of onion ready for export. The quality is very satisfactory, thanks to good weather conditions. The calibers are also very good".

Al Wadi produces red and white onions, and red and white garlic, in different packaging sizes, fresh, peeled, or powdered.

At this level, the producer says he is able to deliver at favorable prices: "Our prices this season will be surprising, thanks to the leeway left to us by the rise of foreign currencies against the Egyptian pound.

For more information:
Farag Karem
Al Wadi for Agricultural Investments and Export
Tel: +201554781270

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