I24 News has said that Israeli companies marketed irrigation technology to Egypt and other Arab countries at the COP27 climate conference. The news website has quoted Israeli officials saying there is an ambition to cooperate with Egypt in agriculture by introducing Israeli technology to Egyptian agricultural lands.
The Israeli pavilion at Cop27 witnessed the presence of 10 Israeli companies specializing in agricultural and irrigation technology, among them Netafim, which specializes in drip irrigation technology and is active in Arab countries, including the UAE, Morocco and Egypt.
The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture has been working on expanding the cultivation of new types of rice that are more tolerant of drought and salinity. However, the Egyptian market witnessed a rice crisis during the past three months. The areas allocated for rice cultivation in Egypt amount to about one million and 74 thousand and 200 acres.