The cultivated area in Egypt reached about 9.4 million acres in 2020 , the agricultural crops are the essential input for the manufacturing of agricultural crops which in turn represents the largest subsector of food processing followed by dairy products , readymade food, mills, oil and fats , natural water and others.[i]
The government will continue investing in land reclamation projects, increasing the area available for agricultural output , Also, the government is committed to developing Sinai Peninsula and legalizing the status of agricultural farmers and investors in the region.
The government has initiated a number of schemes designed to improve food security in the country on both the production and the consumption fronts, In addition to the Multinational majors are investing heavily in the country and in the region, which will improve production facilities.
Egypt's sophisticated food processors are creating products and packaging with high quality, competitively priced and attractive to global markets .Several success stories are working in the Egyptian market in the field of food processing such as Nestle, Americana group , tetra pack and others ,moreover, food processing sector is one of top export sectors in Egypt.
Favorable demographics will support strong levels of food consumption out to 2023 and beyond.