Egypt procures 2.2mln tonnes of local wheat - minister

Egypt is expecting to procure a total of 3.4mln tonnes of local wheat

  
A farmer carries a sack containing wheat after harvesting it from a field in the Gharbia Governorate, as Egypt ramps up efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Egypt May 14, 2020.

A farmer carries a sack containing wheat after harvesting it from a field in the Gharbia Governorate, as Egypt ramps up efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Egypt May 14, 2020.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO- Egyptian authorities have so far procured 2.2 million tonnes of local wheat this season, the supply minister said on Wednesday.

Egypt is expecting to procure a total of 3.4 million tonnes of local wheat from this year's harvest, which began in April, Ali Moselhy said in a statement.

(Reporting by Nadine Awadalla Writing by Aidan Lewis) ((Aidan.Lewis@tr.com; +20-1001174410;))

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