Egypt to increase wheat cultivation to 3.74 million acres

Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, is looking to plant 3.74 million acres of the crop this season, up from 3.11 million last year, the agriculture ministry spokesman said on Monday.

Egypt’s wheat harvest typically runs from about April through July and cultivation is currently underway, with about 1.66 million acres already planted, the spokesman said.
Last harvest the government procured about 3.4 million tonnes of wheat from its farmers. Source: Reuters
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