Egypt and Africa’s Fruit and Vegetable Market
Agriculture in Africa has a massive social and economic footprint and is by far the single most important economic activity in Africa.
Egypt is the leading agricultural producer in north Africa. It’s trade in fruits and vegetables is among the country’s most vibrant areas of trade, buoyed by a steadily rising population that fuels consumption, and the government’s efforts to transform parts of the desert into arable land.
Agriculture is a major component of the Egyptian economy, contributing to 15% of the country’s gross domestic product. The Egyptian Government had undertaken a set of measures, including stimulus policies, in addition to initiatives to extend its agricultural development programs.
With the country being divided into several farming regions according to climate, natural vegetation, soil type, and farming practices, some of the major fruits and vegetables produced are tomatoes, potatoes, beets, oranges, onions, grapes, and dates, among others. Steady production, favorable farming practices and rising exports of fruits and vegetables are driving the market growth.