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Ministry of Agriculture aims to increase the seed production of 8 fodder crops to bridge the import gap in Egypt

Egypt
Published Mar 7, 2023

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Dr. Hatem Ibrahim, Director of the Seed Department at the Ministry of Agriculture, confirmed that the ministry is adopting an ambitious plan for the current year to increase the seed productivity of 8 crops currently, to include them in the agricultural map in the governorates, to turn them into productive abundance, which are corn, soy, millet, cowpea, fodder beet, bonicam, Sudan hashish, and elephant grass. Ibrahim added that these crops are divided into poultry fodder such as soy and corn, and the rest of the varieties are green animal fodder. He pointed out that the most important characteristic of these types of animal fodder is that some of them are sustainable in the ground, and one acre of them produces more than 80 tons per year, and they can be dried and converted into silage to ensure their storage capacity. Ibrahim explained that the Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to expand in achieving self-sufficiency in strategic crops, especially fodder and oils. He added that the soybean crop in Egypt this season will be cultivated on an area of 150,000 square meters.

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Dr. Hatem Ibrahim, Director of the Seed Department at the Ministry of Agriculture, confirmed that the ministry is adopting an ambitious plan for the current year to increase the seed productivity of 8 crops currently, to include them in the agricultural map in the governorates, to turn them into productive abundance, which are corn, soy, millet, cowpea, fodder beet, bonicam, Sudan hashish, and elephant grass. Ibrahim added that these crops are divided into poultry fodder such as soy and corn, and the rest of the varieties are green animal fodder. He pointed out that the most important characteristic of these types of animal fodder is that some of them are sustainable in the ground, and one acre of them produces more than 80 tons per year, and they can be dried and converted into silage to ensure their storage capacity. Ibrahim explained that the Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to expand in achieving self-sufficiency in strategic crops, especially fodder and oils. He added that ...
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