Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation El Sayyed El Quseir asserted Wednesday that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi paid great attention to the agriculture sector.
Given that the country has adopted mechanisms and projects that contributed to boosting the production of agricultural crops, especially strategic crops, to establish sustainable agricultural and food systems, added Quseir in an address to the inauguration of the nitrogen fertilizer complex in Ain Sokhna in the presence of President Sisi.
The minister added establishing agricultural and food systems has become a pressing challenge facing developing and developed countries.
According to him, the food gap problem is not only an economic and agricultural issue, but it has also become a strategic and political issue that threatens national and regional security.
That shows the dire need to double efforts to achieve food security for people, Quseir said, adding the Egyptian state has adopted a specific strategy for attaining sustainable agricultural development.
Quseir said the world has faced serious challenges and crises, including the Covid-19 pandemic, the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, and the negative impacts of climate change.
These challenges have negatively affected supply chains, decreased production of crops, and caused a hike in prices and shortage of production supplies, particularly fertilizers, added Quseir.
The minister said the Egyptian state has been affected by these world challenges like all countries worldwide.
The Egyptian state was capable of providing safe, healthy, and sustainable food to its people thanks to agricultural development and the wise vision of the political leadership to implement projects.