food security

Finding quick, creative solutions to food waste is a must: Egypt’s amb. to Rome

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 - 01:57 GMT

“The global volume of food wastage is estimated at 1.6 billion tons of ‘primary product equivalents.’ Total food wastage for the edible part of this amounts to 1.3 billion tons,” FAO data says.

COVID-19 IMPACT: Livelihood of Egyptian small farmers plagued by remittance slump

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 - 12:31 GMT

The IFAD estimated that the global remittances to developing countries could fall by US$110 billion in 2020 as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19.

Enhancing Food security: Egypt increases 20/21 FY allocations for agriculture by 2%

Sun, 21 Jun 2020 - 09:07 GMT

The newly-allocated money aims at enhancing the state’s food security and rationalizing the food imports, amid the crisis of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.

Egypt urges maintaining Africa's food security amid COVID-19 outbreak

Sat, 18 Apr 2020 - 09:55 GMT

Egypt has affirmed the importance of taking an urgent action to boost Africa's food security in order to withstand the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak on the African continent.

Mashat prioritizes women, food security in Davos meetings

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 - 12:02 GMT

On the sidelines of Davos 2020, Minister of International Cooperation Rania al-Mashat held meetings with heads of UN organizations to discuss plans.

57,000 tons of Russian wheat unloaded at Port Said ports

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 - 11:15 GMT

The Port Said Ports Authority said that 57,750 tons of Russian wheat were unloaded at the ports on Tuesday and 33 ships arrived to and left them.

Building bridges of trust & trade

Wed, 03 Jul 2019 - 11:42 GMT

The Islamic Development Bank (IsIDB) has a portfolio of $21.6 billion in Egypt, including $10 billion with the ITFC.

Shortage in Egyptian food products abroad to be ended: PM

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - 09:43 GMT

The PM held a meeting to find radical solutions for the shortage in the Egyptian food products abroad.

Sisi to deliver speech at International Food Safety Conference

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 09:48 GMT

The conference aims to discuss food security strategies to achieve the sustainable development goals 2030, which focus on ending food hunger.

Egyptian MP highlights African people’s right in food security

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 11:39 GMT

Raef Temraz affirmed the importance of coordination between the African states to guarantee self-sufficiency of agricultural output.

FM discusses development with World Food Program

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 - 06:41 GMT

The World Food Program pays special attention to the social solidarity schemes of the Egyptian government and food supplies provided to refugees in the country.

Social security nets to grow: New borns added to ration cards starting July

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 - 01:51 GMT

Minister of Supply and Internal Trade said July 3 that procedures and guidelines governing the addition of new born children to ration cards will be put in place and announced July 11.

A look back: Ramadan’s Supermarket Expo

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 - 10:00 GMT

With 800,000 attendees and 250 exhibitors, this year’s food exhibition came as a much-needed relief for the inflation-burdened citizen; and right before Ramadan.

WFP allocates $454M to back Egypt's 5-yrplan for food security

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 - 12:25 GMT

Egyptian Ambassador to Italy and Permanent Representative to UN Organizations in Rome Hisham Badr said the UN World Food Program (WFP) supports Egypt's 2018-2023 plan for food security with 454 million dollars.

Government promotes cultivation of quinoa

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 - 08:07 GMT

The ancient quinoa seed is one of those alternatives that the Ministry of Agriculture is set to expand its cultivation in Egypt

Food security in Middle East, North Africa deteriorating, says U.N. agency

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 - 11:21 GMT

Food security in the Middle East and North Africa is quickly deteriorating because of conflict in several countries in the region, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Unhealthy diets could affect food security progress: U.N.

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 - 06:10 GMT

The U.N. Food Security Agency called for urgent action to promote healthier diets in the Asia-Pacific region

Iran offers food exports to Qatar after Saudi border closes

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 - 05:09 GMT

Iran offered to export agricultural crops to Qatar after several Arab Gulf countries cut diplomatic ties with the latter, threatening its food security.

FAO Director-General meets with Sisi to discuss food security

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 - 09:57 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet FAO Director-General José Graziano Wednesday to look into common relations between Egypt and the organization.