FAO praises Egypt in dealing with COVID-19 crisis

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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 - 03:55 GMT

An Egyptian farmer - Egypt Today/Hussein Tallal

An Egyptian farmer - Egypt Today/Hussein Tallal

CAIRO - 13 July 2020: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) praised the economic measures taken by Egypt to alleviate the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

“We commend the measures taken by the Egyptian government to alleviate the coronavirus crisis on the performance of the economy. [The measures] have succeeded in mitigating the repercussions on the most affected sectors, taking into account the achievement of a balance between preserving social distance and protecting the economy from any future shocks,” said Secretary-General of the FAO in Egypt Nasreldin Amin on Twitter.

 

His comments came during a teleconference on the Agriculture Challenges in the era of coronavirus on Sunday.

 

The FAO has partnered with the Egyptian government and cooperatives to find ways to limit food losses caused by production surpluses and inefficient practices. The FAO projects in Egypt aim at improving agricultural productivity, raising the degree of food security in strategic food commodities, and sustainable use of natural agricultural resources, according to the official website of FAO in Egypt.

 

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