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The activities of the “Cairo Food Summit” will be launched in its first edition in Cairo next February, under the auspices of the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade. Under the title “Towards a Path of Sustainable Growth”, This is to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the agricultural and food sector and its complementary industries, and the way towards achieving self-sufficiency in basic commodities and increasing Egyptian exports.
The event comes in light of the interest of the Egyptian state, under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, in attracting investments in agriculture and food industries. Settling the industry and deepening local industrialization with the aim of strengthening the state’s efforts to achieve self-sufficiency.
The summit is held under the auspices of a number of ministries and in the presence of a large group of ministers, officials, leaders of business organizations, opinion and decision-makers. In addition to the heads of a number of banks, and financial institutions, Major companies and related areas in the public and private sectors.
The opening session of the summit will witness a number of important opening speeches by a number of ministers. The ambassadors of the European Union, Italy and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, In addition to 3 specialized discussion sessions, To shed light on the achievements made in this sector, which is considered one of the locomotives of economic growth in Egypt, As well as drawing a future vision to meet the challenges and opportunities associated with it, With the aim of enabling and supporting the food sector and the role of the economic system to reduce the effects of inflation and achieve food security for citizens in light of Egypt’s Vision 2030.
The first session is titled “Investing in Achieving Efficiency and Sustainability of Agriculture” and will discuss several axes, including challenges and opportunities in the field of agriculture towards achieving food security, sustainable agricultural development and its challenges, How to achieve self-sufficiency in agricultural crops, fair pricing, Provision of production requirements and the return of agricultural extension, Applying digital transformation and digital technology in the agricultural crops sector, Environmental sustainability and the impact of climate change on the agricultural crops sector, In addition to a number of other axes related to the efforts of the Egyptian state and the role of the economic system in reducing the effects of inflation in light of Egypt’s Vision 2030.
While the second session reviews “the future of Egyptian exports and the state’s directions to increase them,” which discusses several axes, including the Egyptian export support program, The effect of exchange rate liberalization on exports, Challenges of production inputs to food processing, The role of the state in opening new markets and increasing the competitiveness of the local product. Work towards achieving 100 billion dollars in Egyptian exports, The future of Egyptian exports in light of global changes and inflation.
The last session will be titled “Growth Drivers for the Food Industries Sector: Opportunities, Challenges and Incentives” which discusses several axes, including supply chains, retail trade and sustainable growth strategies. The impact of global inflation and the Russian-Ukrainian war on supply chains, . . .