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Government intends to extend rice export ban, says official

The government intends to continue banning rice exports to meet the needs of the local market, a senior Agriculture Ministry...

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Govt mulls legalizing statuses of squatters on 350,000 acres of land

Egypt's cabinet will next week study the possibility of legalizing the status of squatters occupying some 350,000 acres of land,...

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Govt committees demand suspension of food standard specifications

Agriculture Ministry committees on Monday demanded the suspension of the current food standard specifications, saying they “intentionally harm citizens’ health.”...

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Irrigation minister calls for rationing water consumption

Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Hesham Mohamed Qandil called on Tuesday for austere water consumption, citing "deep disagreements" with Nile...

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Building prohibited on reclaimed agricultural land

Minister of Agriculture Salah Youssef has prohibited construction on reclaimed agricultural land. The law, effective immediately, exempts service facilities for...

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Saudi ambassador files official complaint on embassy attack

Ahmed Abdel Aziz Kattan, the Saudi ambassador to Cairo, has filed an offical complaint with the Egyptian attorney general concerning...

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Government seeks to house 3 million people in new Sinai city

The Egyptian government is planning to house some 3 million citizens in a new city to be built in Sinai....

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Farmers Day celebrations to coincide with Friday protest

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has ordered the Agriculture Ministry to organize the largest ever celebration for...

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Religious slogans replace painting on govt agency walls

Unknown persons have replaced a mural on the walls of Egypt’s agricultural quarantine agency with a painting of the Egyptian...

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Irrigation minister cancels quota for relative appointments

Irrigation Minister Hisham Qandil on Tuesday canceled the quota for appointing relatives of ministry staff, a norm that was legally...

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Agriculture minister: Egypt to revive cotton farming

The ministries of Agriculture and Trade and Industry are hoping to revive the local cotton industry with a combination of incentives,...

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Cabinet approves draft law on development of Sinai

The cabinet approved a draft law on Wednesday concerning the development of industry and infrastructure in Sinai, and the transfer...

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EU commitee to test Egyptian seeds for E. coli bacteria

A joint committee formed by the European Union (EU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will begin a field tour...

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Egypt to seek lift of EU ban on 15 agricultural products

A round of negotiations between Egyptian Agriculture Ministry experts and the European Union (EU) will start on 21 August, as...

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