Egypt procures 3.3mln tonnes of local wheat so far this season

The ministry has said it aims to procure 3.6mln tonnes in total this season

  
A farmer harvests wheat crop on a field in the El-Menoufia governorate, north of Cairo, Egypt May 1, 2019.Image used for illustrative purpose.

A farmer harvests wheat crop on a field in the El-Menoufia governorate, north of Cairo, Egypt May 1, 2019.Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO- Egypt's supply ministry said on Thursday it had procured 3.3 million tonnes of local wheat so far this season, which runs from mid April until June.

The ministry has said it aims to procure 3.6 million tonnes in total this season, and President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi has urged farmers to sell as much as possible to the government.

(Reporting by Maha El Dahan; Writing by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Mark Potter)

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