Food Processing Industries in UAR : presented by the Government of the Uunited Arab Republic
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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In any economically developing country, the agricultural sector must provide more food for the increasing population. It must also provide the food processers with high standard raw materials instead of exporting these products to the highly industrialized countries and then turning around to import the processed foods from these countries. In UAR the arable land was always limited by the amount of water available. This water was made available by reserving some of the flood water of the Nile River. A plan was set up aiming to increase food production from the existing acreage, beside a plan for increasing the available land by reclamation of around 1.25 million acres to be added to our 6 million fertile acres. This was made possible by the completion of the Aswan high dam. This high dam will also enable the transformation of around a million acres from basin to personnial irrigation which, in turn, will increase their productivity.