Al-Qusayr is a name that economists know. Even before he assumed the Ministry of Agriculture, he was one of the symbols of the agricultural economy in the Arab world through his assumption of the position of President of the Agricultural Bank, one of the most important agricultural development institutions in the Arab world. As soon as Mr. Al-Qusayr assumed the position of Minister of Agriculture in Egypt, many agricultural experts predicted that the man would add thought, work and experience to the new Egyptian agriculture.
Whoever meets His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Al-Qusayr, realizes within a few seconds that there is a minister who is educated and aware, who has insight and sharp intelligence who knows what is in the core of matters. He does not rely on the report presented by reading only, but rather discusses every big and small that he is not a typical or traditional minister, but a minister who works hard. And sincerely for the sake of the advancement of the country, a good follower of everything that happens precedes everyone around him with visionary steps.
Mr. Al-Qusayr set an example of the minister who works for the sake of the country and not for a position, prestige or money. Since Mr. Al-Qusayr assumed his responsibility in the Ministry of Agriculture, he gave up all his financial dues to the state, setting an example in upholding the nation’s interest above all considerations through hard work. Thoughtful, not subject to whims and attitudes. A work based on scientific research and scientific thinking. He is always looking for experienced people to assign them the tasks related to his ministry without any regard for personal interests. He hates routine and raises the slogan of work and constantly thinking outside the box.
When Mr. Al-Qusayr received his assignment to take over the Ministry of Agriculture, he was aware from the beginning that this position was an assignment to him and not an honor, which prompted him to focus on working with all sectors of the ministry at home and he completely refused to attend honorary meetings, receptions or events inside or outside the country as long as that was not It is of benefit to the nation, and it is the approach that it has accepted for itself and throughout his practical life, which only knows the way to success and does not recognize failure, and is known for its competence, honesty, honesty, cleanliness of the heart, hand and tongue, manners, great humility and pride of the soul.
The results achieved on the ground are testimony to what we say. In the field of cotton, which is Egyptian white gold, a modern strain of cotton was produced, the development of gins and the production of registered seeds to maintain the Egyptian productivity. In the field of horticultural crops, jojoba was produced and introduced as a new type for the production of energy and oils, new types of tomatoes were developed that withstand Egyptian environmental conditions, and improved the productivity of Egyptian artichokes and developed the productivity of Egyptian pumpkin and oranges, which made Egypt one of the largest exporters of oranges in the world and made Egyptian oranges a distinguished name in Global citrus markets in general.
In the field of agricultural engineering, horizontal silos, agricultural mechanization and transportation equipment have been developed in order to facilitate the process of land reclamation, reduce costs for farmers, and facilitate the process of supplying grain. In the field of land management, a data bank was established on lands to determine the best way to manage them, and a project was also completed to estimate wheat areas by remote sensing system.
In the field of livestock, work will continue at an accelerated rate of completion in the One Million Heads of Cattle Project. The One Million Heads Project aims to preserve livestock, reduce price increases and reach the stage of self-sufficiency, and the project began with raising 200,000 head of cows, and two livestock production stations were designated.
Even in the field of fish farming, several projects have been opened for this purpose, among them the inauguration of the fish farming project of the General Authority of the Suez Canal, the fish farming project at Baraka Ghalioun in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate, and the fish farming project in East Port Said.
As for the achievement that will be counted as a historic step on the road to maximizing the agricultural returns for the state and for the Egyptian farmer in particular, it is the completion of the establishment of a contract farming center after President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi issued its own law, in order to implement what was stipulated in the new Egyptian constitution, so that the prices of agricultural crops are announced before Cultivation, and also the Egyptian farmer secures a profit from his crop, and agricultural cooperatives market this crop and the farmer gets his dues, and limits the chain of intermediaries.
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