Agriculture: Greenhouses contributed to saving 80% of irrigation water

Engineer Mahmoud Atta, Head of the Central Department of Horticulture and Agricultural Crops at the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, confirmed that the demand for greenhouses increased with the launch of the national project to establish 100,000 greenhouses.

He pointed out, in statements to “Al-Dustour”, that the new system contributed to increasing production by 4 times the open area, as it produces vegetables outside the production season.

Atta said that the greenhouses produce vegetables of all kinds, and they rationalize irrigation water by 80%, and the greenhouses have absorbed a large amount of labor.

He added that the greenhouses achieved a balance in the prices of commodities, noting that the national project was implemented in the 10th of Ramadan and Ismailia farms, the Western Upper Egypt road, and the Muhammad Naguib military base in Matrouh for local production and exporting the surplus abroad.

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