Abostit meets President of Zanzibar and inaugurates the first phase of the joint Egyptian solar and renewable energy farm in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Dr. Ezzeldin Abusett, visited Zanzibar and Tanzania, accompanied by him
Dr. Mohamed Soliman, President of the Agricultural Research Center, and Dr. Maher El Maghraby, Executive Director of the Egyptian Farm Project in Africa
And Dr. Salah Abdulmajid, Head of Wheat Research Department, Field Crops Research Institute

Abostit said that the visit comes within the framework of the political leadership's interest in deepening Egyptian-African relations, Egypt's return to its leading role in Africa and implementation of the appointments of Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Medbouli.
Zubarah began to meet with Ali Shinn, President of the Republic of Zanzibar, at the presidential palace in the presence of the ministers of the army, agriculture, presidential affairs and deputy minister of agriculture there
Abostit conveyed the greetings of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the Egyptian government and people to Zanzibar, the people, government and leadership. He stressed the deep relations between the two countries, the leading role of Egypt in Tanzania and Zanzibar as well as the importance of the visit.

Abu Setit added that President Ali Shin conveyed his greetings and appreciation to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and thanked the Arab Republic of Egypt
He explained the importance of the role of the Egyptian farm in Zanzibar in developing the agricultural field and improving the productivity of crops, especially vegetables and fruits, and the important role played by the farm in developing the technical efficiency of the brothers in Zanzibar through the Egyptian agricultural technology and training programs implemented in the farm in the fields of fruit crops, vegetables, field crops,
President of Zanzibar also stressed the importance of implementing the Egyptian farm and its operation with electricity generated from solar and renewable energy and the implementation of modern irrigation systems such as drip irrigation to cover the entire area of ??the farm and the introduction of high quality Egyptian varieties and hybrids to improve the productivity of different crops in Zanzibar

The Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and the accompanying delegation visited the site of the Egyptian farm shared with Zanzibar in the Bambi area to inaugurate the first phase of the operation of the farm with electricity generated from solar and renewable energy capacity of 47.5 hp and the development of irrigation systems in the farm to modern systems based on drip irrigation and cultivation of all space The length of the year instead of seasonal rain-based agriculture
Abustit also inspected the most important activities that were carried out in the Egyptian farm shared with Zanzibar, including the plant for the production of vegetables and fruit seedlings and the site of compost production of the remnants of the farm and the area of ??the new fruit, which was cultivated as mothers, including five varieties Mango and Snafi Jawafh and Sanfi pomegranate and orange and my country and figs to be a destination for the production of fruit seedlings To expand the other areas of the farm .. The farm produces various types of waist, such as papaya, eggplant, anchovies, onions, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet peppers and sweet potatoes, corn, sorghum, peanuts, The Elgak grapefruit, guava, fruit Alrabotin and other tropical fruits
Abustit directed to increase the volume of cooperation with the State of Zanzibar by introducing the activity of fish farming and poultry production and establishing an international training center in Al Mazraa to train Zanzibar cadres and youth and university students and small farmers on various activities in agriculture.

2/4/2019