In the period January 1 to March 16, Egypt's exports of fresh strawberries reached 22,400 tons. These have or are now being shipped and exported, said Head of the Central Department of Agricultural Quarantine at Ministry of Agriculture Ahmed al-Attar.
He added that all exports of fresh strawberries are subject to all the procedures and requirements of quarantine, adding that the procedures for exports of agricultural products, especially for vegetables and fruits, are continually stressed to be enforced in all markets of the world.
For his part, Head of the Central Department of Horticulture and Agricultural Crops at the Ministry of Agriculture Mahmoud Atta said that since the beginning of the season of strawberry exports, there has been a mandate for all technical committees to follow up the state of the strawberry crop in various governorates, within the plan of the Ministry of Agriculture to increase exports of strawberries as one of the most popular agricultural exports.
Egypt’s agricultural exports recorded about $1.2 billion during 2017/2018, according to Chairman of Export Council of Agricultural Crops and Member of the House of Representatives Abdel Hamid Demerdash.