Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Somalia offers Egypt nine million hectares as model farm

(Medeshi)-The Somali government has offered nine million hectares of land to the Egyptian government to develop model farming, according to the Egyptian newspaper Elbalad

 The Somali government has offered nine million hectares of land to the Egyptian government to develop model farming, according to the Egyptian newspaper Elbalad. 

Egypt’s Minister of Agriculture, Salah Halal, said his government will help Somalia in developing its agriculture, livestock and fishing sectors.

The statement came after Egypt’s minister of agriculture hosted Somali delegates led by the Minister of Livestock, Saed Hussein Eid.

Somali government officials said the unexploited nine–million hectares of land will help Egypt to develop a model farm in the country, adding the model farm will benefit the locals.

However, the minister did not disclose the exact location of the land.

Three quarters of Somalia’s land remain unexploited with many multinational companies eyeing the opportunity.
Source: Somali Current / Elbalad