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Egypt govt vows to bear cost of anticipated global price hikes on food
Egypt

Egypt govt vows to bear cost of anticipated global price hikes on food

The Egyptian government on Monday vowed to shoulder the cost of any new global food price increases this year.Trade and…
Local stocks of wheat, flour suffer due to truckers’ strike
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Local stocks of wheat, flour suffer due to truckers’ strike

Wheat stocks at local flour mills are being rapidly depleted due to a countrywide truck drivers’ strike--now in its 13th…
GASC makes new import tender for 230,000 tons of wheat
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GASC makes new import tender for 230,000 tons of wheat

Egypt's General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) made a new tender offer this week for the import of 230,000 tons…
Amid soaring beef prices, poor Egyptians brace for meat-less Eid
Egypt

Amid soaring beef prices, poor Egyptians brace for meat-less Eid

Mohamed Saieed sat grumpily behind his counter of the Mourad Butcher in Giza. 
“I have plenty of time to talk,”…
Minister unveils new agriculture plan to avert crop waste
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Minister unveils new agriculture plan to avert crop waste

Egyptian Minister of Agriculture Amin Abaza, at a celebration held on the occasion of World Food Day, announced that his…
France to boost grain exports to Egypt to 3 million tons annually
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France to boost grain exports to Egypt to 3 million tons annually

Participants at the 15th French Grains Conference, held in Cairo on Thursday, predicted more heat waves and floods in different…
Agriculture Ministry officials blame low tomato yields on virus
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Agriculture Ministry officials blame low tomato yields on virus

The Ministry of Agriculture is in the process of drawing up technical committees to examine tomato production throughout the country…
Prime Minister: Soaring food prices ‘outside government’s control’
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Prime Minister: Soaring food prices ‘outside government’s control’

Soaring meat and vegetable prices represented a "seasonal phenomenon" caused by crop damage resulting from poor weather conditions and were…
Soaring vegetable prices strain household budgets in governorates
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Soaring vegetable prices strain household budgets in governorates

Vegetable prices continued to rise this week in governorates throughout Egypt, with per-kilo tomato prices reaching LE13; garlic LE9; cucumbers…
Ministry official: Egypt has extra wheat reserves set aside for ‘times of crisis’
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Ministry official: Egypt has extra wheat reserves set aside for ‘times of crisis’

Egypt has additional stocks of wheat set aside for "times of crisis," a senior trade ministry official said Sunday.
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