Mitigating risks from pests in Egypt’s grain supplies

A 3-day training course helped strengthen capacity for phytosanitary control and wireless sensor technologies in grain storage as part of broader efforts to reduce loss in the supply chain of one of Egypt’s most important food staples. Learning to fight back better against pests This month, in coordination with the Egyptian Holding Company for Silos and Storage (EHCSS), a series of training courses took place in Cairo on best practices for pest management in stored grains. The training was part

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Connecting the Dots for Open Innovation in Egypt’s Agrifood Sector

Q&A with industry experts Diaa Rashwan, Regional General Manager of Innovations, Savola Foods, talked to us about why opening their company doors to external perspectives is critical to generating fresh ideas and innovations to help meet today’s challenges around climate change and sustainability and explains why Savola teamed up with the EBRD and FAO in a recent open innovation competition designed to link young innovators to agrifood companies. Q: What is open innovation and why is it critical to the

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Credits: FAO/Stephanie Leontiev

Expanding Egypt’s horticultural exports through improved food safety compliance

Cairo, Egypt – Following a three-year project to help position Egyptian horticultural products on the global stage through improved compliance with international food safety standards, the EBRD and FAO met with project stakeholders across the value chain in Cairo to present achievements, reflect on lessons learned and plan next steps. Putting food safety on Egypt’s export portfolio The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD) and FAO have been working closely with Egyptian authorities and the private sector to improve

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