7 February 2014

Egypt: Minister - Egypt, Algeria Have Big Chance to Cooperate in Agriculture

Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ayman Farid Abu-Hadid said Egypt and Algeria have a big chance to cooperate in the agricultural field.

In statements to MENA correspondent on the sidelines of the tenth meeting of the agriculture ministers of member countries of the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), Abu-Hadid added the meeting is important as it reviews the future of scientific research and advanced agronomic studies in Egypt.

The meeting discussed a number of vital topics including food safety and family farming, the Egyptian official said, adding technical deliberations, which preceded the ministerial conference, came up with some results that were approved during the meeting.

Egypt hosted the board meeting of CIHEAM in November and the country will play host to a high-profile technical meeting in April to study the center's strategy in the region, according to Abu-Hadid.

The International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) was founded at the joint initiative of the OECD and the Council of Europe on 21 May 1962.

The 1962 agreement establishing the Center stipulates that CIHEAM's mission consists in "providing supplementary education (economic as well as technical) and developing a spirit of international cooperation among agricultural personnel in Mediterranean countries".

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