Egypt Farming & Agriculture
Hydroponic farm offers solution to water shortages
How to farm fish in the Egyptian desert
Egypt thanks TS for exporting quality seed last year
2018-01-23 02:25:35 A team from the Agriculture Ministry of Egypt arrived here on Sunday on a three-day visit to Telangana to study seed certification process in the country. The visitors complimented the State government for exporting 550 tonnes of quality seed of sorghum and fodder to their country last year. Led by Gamal Al-Azab the Egypt delegation met Agriculture Production Commissioner C. Parthasarathi and Director of Telangana State Seed and Organic Certification Authority (TSSOCA) K   Read More ...
Hydroponic farm offers solution to water shortages
2017-12-17 14:04:32 (12 Dec 2017) LEADIN: A young farmer in Egypt is growing plants using a hydroponic system which he claims is more economical with resources. Instead of using soil, the crops are grown in water channels. STORYLINE: Tiny lettuce plants are carefully placed into pots. But the farmers will not be putting the seedlings into the ground. Instead, they are destined for long channels which flow with water. This site on the Cairo-Alexandra desert road is home to a hydroponic farm - a revolutionary way to grow crops. Amr Bassiouni co-founded Egyptian Hydrofarms and believes cultivating plants this way is a better use of resources   Read More ...
How to farm fish in the Egyptian desert
2017-12-06 09:06:41 Driving up to his eight-acre farm, 45-year-old Faris Farrag waves disparagingly at the construction work that surrounds him. “This is all new,” he says, pointing at what looks to be a residential villa under construction. “It just used to be olive trees here.” The land around his little plot, once the site of hardy desert farms, is being slowly swallowed by the growing satellite city of Sheikh Zayed, 20 miles west of Cairo   Read More ...
TIBA Showcases Indian River advantage at Agrena Exhibition in Egypt
2017-09-01 00:18:39 Indian River emerges as “The Difference Maker” for Egyptian broiler breeder market. Indian River® distributor TIBA showcased the broiler breeder’s valuable benefits to the Egyptian marketplace at the 19th annual Agrena International Exhibition for the Management and Production of Poultry, Livestock and Fish, July 13-15, in Cairo. Owned by major parent stock companies Ayyad Poultry and Eidessoky Group, TIBA is Indian River’s exclusive distributor in Egypt, and this year marks the first time that TIBA has exhibited at Agrena, the largest poultry show in the Middle East   Read More ...
Prime-Boost Vaccination in Egypt: Field Experiences
2017-08-29 12:13:43 Vaccination against H5N1 viruses, based on inactivated H5 vaccines, was adopted in Egypt in 2006. Recently, vector vaccines based on fowl pox with H5-insertion have been used in prime-boost schedules to induce early onset of immunity and protection against the circulating HPAIV in endemic areas. Vector vaccines are administered to 1-day old chickens in the hatchery, later followed by an inactivated H5N1 vaccine booster administration   Read More ...
Relief for farmers after Egypt grants state Sh500 million for sugarcane irrigation
2017-07-16 15:06:38 The government has secured a Sh500 million grant from Egypt to boost irrigation of cane farms in Bungoma.The project will be implemented in Sang'alo Institute of Science and Technology which donated 100 acres for the project.This is likely to boost the supply of cane whose shortage is blamed for the closure of Nzoia Sugar factory.Read: Nzoia Sugar shut down over debt, lack of raw materials   Read More ...
Egypt Poultry Prices See LE8 Decline
2017-07-05 00:13:27 EGYPT - Local poultry stocks have seen a decline in prices down by LE8.5 per kilogram. The price of eggs has also witnessed a decrease; a package (30 eggs) is currently priced LE32 at wholesale traders and LE35 at retailers. Abdel Aziz al-Sayyed, head of the poultry division, attributed the price decline to low demand after end of the holy month of Ramadan and the current high temperatures, which makes farmers fear their poultry stock’s death   Read More ...
Wadi Group educates next generation of Egypt’s poultry professionals at first academy for staff
2017-06-24 00:16:38 Aviagen shares knowledge with Ross distributor Wadi at internal breeder module. Wadi Group, Aviagen®’s distributor of Ross® 308 chicks in Egypt, organized its first internal school for staff from May 7-11 at its training center in Cairo. The school, titled the Wadi Poultry Academy (WPA), aimed to enhance Wadi personnel’s knowledge on breeder management practices. Attendees included 21 farm and hatchery personnel and 2 representatives from Wadi’s subsidiary, Inmaa, from Sudan   Read More ...
Plans to Supply Belarusian Beef, Poultry to Egypt Underway
2017-05-27 00:57:31 EGYPT - Belarus has plans to build a 1,000-head commercial dairy farm in Egypt, Aleksei Bogdanov, the head of the main division for foreign economic affairs at the Agriculture and Food Ministry of Belarus, told the media on 25 May. Mr Bogdanov noted, "A working group has been set up. They will visit Egypt after Ramadan, in early July. "We have already paid a visit to Egypt with the minister to have a look at the land plots   Read More ...
HPAI Outbreaks Reported in Egypt, Russia
2017-05-24 01:29:25 EGYPT & RUSSIA - In the latest avian influenza developments, Egypt reported six more highly pathogenic H5N8 outbreaks, mostly involving backyard poultry, and Russia reported two more outbreaks involving the strain, according to notifications from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Egypt's outbreaks began between 28 February and 16 April, spanning six different governorates. They include Kafr El Sheikh, Al Qahirah, Gharbia, and Qalyubia in the north; Minya in north central Egypt; and New Valley in the southwest   Read More ...
US Trade Mission seeks to expand African Agribusiness Cooperation
2017-04-04 13:20:33 Over 40 U.S. business representatives plan to meet with senior Egyptian government and private sector officials to discuss ways to expand agricultural trade between the United States and Egypt UK-based biorational pest control solutions provider Russell IPM has developed and tested an effective monitoring system against fall armyworm (FAW) Case IH shares the company’s experience and expertise   Read More ...