News from Egypt

23-06-2014 01:25 AM
Saudi dairy firm, PepsiCo to invest $345M in Egypt
Saudi Arabia's Almarai, the Gulf's biggest dairy company, and U.S. soft drinks giant PepsiCo will invest at least $345 million in Egypt over the next ...
09-04-2014 01:14 AM
Egypt sticks to tough standards for wheat imports
Egypt is committed to keeping tough specifications on wheat imports, Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi said on Tuesday, giving no sign the world's top w...
04-12-2013 09:39 AM
Egypt poultry farmers receive government support
The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation began issuing licenses to poultry farms last month in order to increase production and meet ...
03-10-2013 01:42 AM
Egypt aims for revolution in desert farming
The hazy desert that extends from the outskirts of Cairo has become the unlikely scene of another revolution that has the potential to transform Egypt...
19-08-2013 02:10 AM
Egyptian agri-business firm eyes poultry farming
An Egyptian agri-business firm, Wadi Group, has announced plans to invest in the poultry industry. The firm says its investment will solidify Kenya...
26-04-2013 10:11 AM
Grain import jitters
With around nine to 10 million tonnes of foreign wheat purchased annually, Egypt is the largest wheat importer in the world with a bill of almost $3 b...
16-04-2013 09:25 AM
Farmers say Egypt's wheat crop hopes 'a dream'
Egypt’s government must be dreaming if it expects a bumper wheat harvest over the next six weeks that will save the country billions of dollars in imp...
15-04-2013 09:12 AM
Farmers say Egypt's wheat crop hopes are 'a dream'
Egypt's Islamist-led government must be dreaming if it expects a bumper wheat harvest over the next six weeks that will save the country billions of d...
08-04-2013 09:48 AM
Egypt to produce sunflower oil in Sudan, curb imports
Egypt aims to become self-sufficient in sunflower oil by using farmland provided by neighbouring Sudan as it moves to end large purchases on world mar...
07-04-2013 10:14 AM
Egypt, Sudan plan farming, livestock projects
Egypt and Sudan want to launch joint farming, livestock and biofuel projects to help double bilateral trade, Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi said duri...
04-03-2013 09:01 AM
Plague of locusts hits Egypt and devastates agriculture
A plague of locusts hit Egypt this weekend, causing some citizens to burn tires in an attempt to ward them off. The swarms of locusts were spotted ...
01-03-2013 08:48 AM
Egypt reconsiders wheat tender system in funding crunch
Funding problems are forcing top world wheat buyer Egypt to consider abandoning its regular public tenders that have been a centrepiece of world grain...
25-02-2013 08:39 AM
Egypt insists food supply secure as wheat imports dive
Egypt's wheat imports are sharply down this year as it endures economic and political crisis, but state and private buyers insist they still have fund...
21-02-2013 09:18 AM
Currency crisis hits Egypt wheat
Egypt’s ouster of Nomani Nomani as buyer of more than 5 million metric tons of wheat a year on world markets put a spotlight on a role that brought st...
27-12-2012 09:01 AM
Middle East cattle deal to provide €64m boost
The economy is set for a massive boost next year from the Middle East in a deal worth up to €64m. Egypt, Libya and Lebanon look likely to permit li...
04-10-2012 09:50 AM
Egypt wheat buyer moves markets as he ensures bread supply
Nomani Nasr Nomani is arguably the most powerful figure on the global wheat market; he is also the man who ensured Egypt's revolution for freedom didn...
11-09-2012 08:08 AM
UN warns of global food crisis, but is Egypt prepared?
As the United Nations issues warnings over soaring global food prices, Egypt may have more to worry about than most. A net food importer and the wo...
07-09-2012 08:40 AM
Egyptian to build Iowa fertilizer plant
Egypt's Orascom Construction Industries announced plans Wednesday to invest $1.4 billion in a fertilizer plant in Iowa, shunning overtures from neighb...
19-07-2012 06:53 AM
Protesters clash with ministry employees over land sale
Hundreds of Egyptian Nubians gathered outside the Ministry of Agriculture in Dokki Wednesday morning to protest against the sale of land which they cl...
17-07-2012 09:34 AM
Africa looks to empower women agriculture entrepreneurs
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), made up of 16 African countries, signed an agreement aiming to empower women agricultural entr...
05-07-2012 10:12 AM
Foot-and-mouth disease stalks Egypt
A new strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Egypt could aggravate discontent among the rural poor and prolong the country's political turmoil. ...
28-06-2012 06:55 AM
Egyptian farmers make themselves heard
Even as the struggle for control of Egypt’s future has played out in Cairo between the military power brokers and the Muslim Brotherhood, a parallel s...
22-06-2012 11:49 AM
Reviving agricultural sector
Egypt’s farmers have been suffering from many problems for long years. The biggest problem is with fertilisers, followed by low crop yields, difficult...
22-05-2012 07:19 AM
Egypt buys 1.1m tonnes of local wheat
Egypt has bought 1.1 million tonnes of local wheat so far in the 2011/2012 season despite diesel shortages that have hampered harvesting, an official ...
28-03-2012 08:16 AM
100,000 Egypt cattle hit by foot-and-mouth
Nearly 100,000 head of cattle are believed to have been struck by foot-and-mouth disease in Egypt, where a major new outbreak is threatening the entir...
27-03-2012 08:44 AM
Egyptian FMD threatens region's food security
Egyptian foot and mouth threatens region’s food security...
26-03-2012 09:51 AM
Egyptian foot and mouth threatens Africa
A new strain of Foot and Mouth Disease has been found in Egypt and is threatening to spread throughout northern Africa and the Middle East.
21-02-2012 07:35 AM
Egyptians claim Israeli goods cause disease
Vaccinations smuggled into Egypt are infecting chickens with viruses, while Israeli denim causes infertility, officials, media say...
15-12-2011 08:47 AM
Egypt to re-nationalise six agri companies
Egyptian Interim Prime Minister Kamal El-Ganzouri is close to deciding to re-nationalise six land reclamation companies (Al-Aqaria, Al-Aamma, Al-Boher...
15-11-2011 08:33 AM
Climate change threatens Nile, Limpopo
Rising global temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns could affect water flows on Africa’s mighty Nile and Limpopo rivers, an agricultural r...
01-10-2011 09:44 AM
Egypt inches toward food subsidy reform
Egypt, once the breadbasket of the ancient Roman empire and now the world’s biggest wheat importer...
29-09-2011 09:08 AM
Egypt inches towards food subsidy reform
Egypt, once the breadbasket of the ancient Roman empire and now the world’s biggest wheat importer...
28-08-2011 16:29 PM
EU to consider lifting ban on Egypt seeds
After deadly E.coli breakouts in Europe were traced to some Egyptian seeds, Egypt’s Agriculture Export Council chairman tells Ahram Online he&rs...
12-08-2011 08:58 AM
Prohibited pesticides found in Egypt
Internationally prohibited insecticides have been found to be used by certain Egyptian farmers in the Nubariya region.
12-08-2011 08:51 AM
Egypt agriculture minister to go on trial
An agriculture minister who served under ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will go on trial for unlawfully seizing land, the official MENA news ...
13-07-2011 09:38 AM
Egypt ex-minister held for 15 days
Egyptian authorities detained a former agriculture minister for 15 days on Tuesday to investigate allegations that he had allowed the importation of c...
11-07-2011 09:58 AM
Egypt former minister detained over pesticides
A former Egyptian agriculture minister has been detained for questioning after he was accused of allowing cancer-causing pesticides into the country d...
25-04-2011 09:20 AM
Land dispute in Egypt settled, Saudis say
A company controlled by Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud says it has reached an agreement with the Egyptian govern...
22-04-2011 09:20 AM
Egypt confiscates ex-agricultural minister assets
The Egyptian Ministry of Justice ordered on Thursday to confiscate former Agriculture Minister Yousef Wali’s fixed and liquidated assets, the st...
28-03-2011 10:21 AM
'Cheap' bread to cost billions in new Egypt
In the gritty gusts of a sandstorm, men in turbans and women in veils stood uncomplaining for hours outside a ramshackle kiosk, lined up for their dai...
05-02-2011 07:58 AM
Egyptian crisis is lifting oil and food prices
The standoff in Egypt and uncertainty about where it will lead is causing global economic jitters.
03-02-2011 06:27 AM
Egypt unrest pushes wheat sky-high
Wheat prices surged past $10 a bushel in Minneapolis on Wednesday as traders speculated that unrest inside the world’s largest wheat importer wo...
09-01-2011 11:13 AM
Egypt hopes for 75% wheat self-sufficiency
The Egyptian Government wants to achieve 75 percent self-sufficient wheat production by 2017...
08-01-2011 15:41 PM
Egypt agrees to buy 175,000 tons of wheat
Egypt, the world’s biggest wheat importer, agreed to buy 175,000 metric tons of wheat...
28-12-2010 11:28 AM
$550M invested in new Egyptian power plant
Egypt receives its biggest-ever grant in a single operation to boost country’s power generation...
18-12-2010 14:44 PM
$100m to modernise irrigation
The World Bank approved Thursday a $100 million loan to support Egypt’s Farm-level Irrigation Modernization Project (FIMP), according to a state...