27 September 2023 04:03 AM

Egypt signs three agreements with FAO to address water scarcity

Friday، 02 June 2023 - 08:53 PM

Egypt's Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources has signed three agreements with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on water consumption rationalization projects financed by the Netherlands and Japan, read a cabinet statement on Thursday 1/6/2023.

The first project aims to survey the productivity of land and water resources via remote sensing. It is the second phase of a project developed in partnership with the government of the Netherlands.


"The project bolsters the irrigation ministry's ability to take appropriate decisions to improve agricultural practices and manage water resources efficiently," Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hani Sewilam said.


The second project aims to increase water productivity for agriculture and is developed in partnership with the Japanese government.


The third project is developed in partnership with the Dutch government to modernize irrigation techniques to improve the quality of life for small farmers in Upper Egypt.


"[The second and third projects] complement the ministry's strategy to apply modern irrigation systems in sandy lands, sugarcane, and gardens; and to replace watercourses by solar-powered compressed pipes working with the single lifting point system," Sewilam added.


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