Egypt partners The UN’s FAO to Digitize Agriculture
In a bid to double its food production, Egypt’s Agriculture Ministry is collaborating with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to build a digital agricultural guiding model. This partnership aligns with the ministry’s 2-year National program.
Egypt has been searching for ways to boost its food production and becoming a smart agriculture nation will go a long way in actualizing this dream. This recent partnership marks the second deal the ministry will be signing with the UN. The deal also aligns with Egypt’s Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategy 2030.
To actualize this move, the ministry is setting up a central information center that contains a full collated database of food production operations all around Egypt. The information includes the raising of cattle, poultry, and fish.
Dr. Ezzeldin Aboustit, the Agricultural Minister of Egypt says it’s urgent to deploy digital technologies in agriculture to boost farmers’ access to data and information, and in the process double their decision-making, and boost the quality of farm produce.
Based on this new project, Egypt will be digitally mapped, thereby granting farmers access to where the accurate location of their target market and information of what nature plans in terms of desertification rates. Farmers will also have access to animal disease monitor which help boost epidemic-control resource.