Increase in Egyptian's rice cultivation of 15% (Egypt Today) | MED-Amin network |

Egyptian government agreed to increase the area allocated for rice cultivation by 100,000 feddans only this season, bringing the total area of rice cultivation to 820,000 feddans. The new areas will be cultivated as experimental fields using high productivity seeds, noting that they will be irrigated by agricultural drainage water despite fears from the building of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that would cut the country's share of the Nile.