El-Quseir mentioned that Egypt is exporting its surplus of agricultural merchandise in return for international foreign money, including that citrus, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, strawberries, candy potatoes, beans, garlic, and watermelon topped the checklist of exported merchandise.
He mentioned that the whole agriculture exports reached practically 1.5 million tonnes, along with practically 747,000 tonnes of contemporary potatoes to occupy second place in agricultural exports after citrus.
Annual exports of Egyptian meals elevated by 19 p.c in 2021, recording $4.1 billion, compared to $3.45 billion in 2020, Chairman of the Food Export Council Hany Barzy mentioned in February.
In August, the agriculture minister said that Egypt exports 350 completely different agriculture merchandise to greater than 150 international locations.
El-Quseir emphasised that agriculture is chargeable for the employment of 25 p.c of the nation’s labour pressure, including that the agriculture sector’s contribution elevated to greater than 15 p.c of Egypt’s GDP.