Said Amin Abaza, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation that the government shift towards greater receipt main crops of farmers and in conformity with international prices, as happened with wheat this year, which was received at a price of 380 pounds per ardebs price of corn and 220 pounds ardebs gives boost to farmers to expand cultivation of staple crops in the future the aim of achieving Food security and control of high crop prices worldwide due to be used in the production of biofuels.
This came in a speech Amin Abaza, which was delivered on his behalf, Dr. / Saad Nassar, advisor to Minister of Agriculture at the opening meeting of the regional workshop for the establishment of an Information System for Food Security Information Center organized by FAO, "FAO" in collaboration with the Center for Food Security Information Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, and will last two days .
The Minister pointed out that agriculture production of wheat this year, up to 8 million tons achieve self-sufficiency rate ranging between 55 and 60% indicating that the case of maize and rice crops a good level of the Republic.
Dr / Akila Saleh coordinator of the Centre for food security information that the workshop aims to establish an information system for the Food Security Information Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, and adopting a plan of action through concerted efforts of various ministries and relevant agencies, international bodies and the private sector and non-governmental organizations for the collection of various data Minute on food production and abundance of markets and economic situation of individuals and diseases, malnutrition and the level of awareness of food for all people and analysis to prepare reports on the situation of food security and early warning system to be in front of decision makers to improve the food security situation for all governorates.
It is expected outcomes of this project based on the recommendations of the workshop to provide the Food and Agriculture Organization "FAO" necessary support of the Centre for Food Security Information Ministry of Agriculture and the technical assistance and expertise to set up exchange mechanisms, compilation and analysis and standardization of the measurement data collected by different institutions.
the project includes the establishment of an information system on food security and vulnerability to food shortages and mapping the aim of providing relevant information to state the full, sustained and coordinated by poverty, food, food security and vulnerability factors that affect the population and personnel training center food security information to use the database for the project
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