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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Agriculture Ministry planning to increase wheat cultivation area

Egypt is planning to increase its wheat cultivation area this season to around 3.74 mn acres, up from 3.11 mn acres last year, an Agriculture Ministry spokesperson said. Around 1.66 mn acres have already been plated this season, Reuters reports. Egypt’s wheat reserves currently stand at 3.4 mn tonnes, enough to cover a period of 4.5 months, according to Supply Minister Ali El Moselhy.

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