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“The National Authority for the Reclamation and Cultivation of Desert Lands” is a purely Egyptian tool intended to instill goodness throughout the country.



“The National Authority for the Reclamation and Cultivation of Desert Lands” is a purely Egyptian tool intended to instill goodness throughout the country.

“Building humanity” is the highest slogan and the most valuable goal of the Egyptian state in light of the great interest of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, who laid foundations and constructive plans. for the development of the National Society for the Rehabilitation and Culture of Desert Lands, which has become an integrated system that extends to many parts of the country to inculcate goodness and bring about development.

The company was established in 1999 in the East Owainat region and its aim was to expand the color green in urban areas, enable Egypt to regain its former glory as a major agricultural nation and overcome the difficulties linked to the construction of a green territory. delta in the heart of the desert, and achieve sufficient food production while exporting surpluses abroad. New urban communities will be established outside the delta, as well as new industrial zones.

The beginning was with an area of ​​(10,000) acres on the East Owainat Farm, and the area of ​​the East Owainat Farm has now reached (240,000) acres actually cultivated.

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The activity of the National Society for the Reclamation and Cultivation of Desert Lands extended to Farafra, Toshka and Ain Dala, the company was commissioned in 2015 to cultivate (10,000) acres in the plain region of Baraka, and President Sissi honored this mission. undertaken at the Farafra farm on two occasions, the first: at the end of the planting season in December 2015, and the second at the start of the harvest season in May 2016.

The “Toshka Dream” project began in 1997 and was scheduled to be completed in January 2017. The National Society for Desert Land Reclamation and Cultivation was also commissioned in January 2017 to reclaim and cultivate Toshka. The cultivated area was approximately 400 acres. , 216 acres of palm trees and 172 acres of grapes Implementation of a date farm project with a total area of ​​37,500 acres with the best types of dates available in this region. The company was entered into the Guinness World Records for the largest. date farm in the world.

In Ain Dalah, the National Society for the Rehabilitation and Cultivation of Desert Lands was tasked during 2018 with reclaiming and cultivating 12,500 acres. The Jojoba project is being implemented over an area of ​​6,000 acres in two phases, and the implementation of the first phase has started over an area of ​​3,125 acres.

In 2018, the company planted 1,000 acres of wheat in the Mafraq area of ​​Toshka on an experimental basis. The experiment was repeated in 2019 after its success until the success of cultivation in Toshka was proven. The company was entrusted with the southern development project. of the valley, and in partnership with the National General Contracting and Supply Company and the Armed Forces Engineering Authority, infrastructure works have been carried out, from the construction of canals, irrigation networks, electricity and roads, in cooperation with other national companies working in these areas. fields, a cultivated area of ​​400 thousand acres was reached in January 2024, in addition to investment companies in the region, whose areas are estimated at (60:70) thousand acres.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi, President of the Republic, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, honored the company of Toshka and Al-Owainat. The first was an inspection visit to the date project in Toshka in March 2019, the second: the opening. of the first phase of Toshka in December 2021, the third: on the occasion of the start of the harvest season in Toshka in April 2022, and the fourth: on the occasion of the start of the harvest season in Al-Awainat in May 2023. .

President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi’s testimony about Toshka’s armed forces and heroes remains a big mark on the chest when he said: “Toshka, the one who arrested him before, is not a flaw of choice or a failure to plan, but the inability to implement it.

The men of the National Society for the Reclamation and Cultivation of Desert Lands are always proud of the testimony of President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi, who declared in Farafra: “People always thought and said that we give the land to people while ‘they’re doing it. work, and that’s a good thing, but it could never have stayed like that. To Toshka he said: “By God, if I were in your place, I would be the happiest person. in the world… because you are building… for your country… not for you.

The National Corporation for Desert Land Rehabilitation and Agriculture was able to plant half a million acres of wheat in Toshka, 310,000 acres, East Al-Owaynat, 156,000 acres, Farafra, 4,725 acres, and Ain Dala, 4,384 acres, in addition to other crops. crops, in addition to many different agricultural fields.

The most important of these areas are strategic crops such as wheat and corn, and economic crops such as peanuts, potatoes, medicinal and aromatic plants and vegetables.

The farms of the National Society for the Reclamation and Cultivation of Desert Lands are prepared for agricultural industrialization in many farms, including sugar factories, date factories, cotton ginning factories, medicinal herb factories and aromatic, drying of vegetables and fruits, as well as freezing, flax, prickly pear and fodder industries, in addition to other industries, especially with the availability of infrastructure. It also includes… Many other complementary activities, including animal activity (sheep and goats).

In “Al-Owainat”, agricultural industrialization began with the creation of a potato factory with a capacity of (10) tons/hour of semi-fried potatoes and (2) tons/hour of mashed potatoes, and the construction of a potato seed factory. a refrigerator with a storage capacity of 64 thousand tons. As for Toshka, a date refrigerator with a capacity of 64 thousand tons is being built and another factory for wood panels (MDF – HDF) derived from palm leaves. of 400 cubic meters per day.

Thus, the projects of the National Society for the Reclamation and Cultivation of Desert Lands became diversified, expanding the agricultural area and overflowing with goodness and growth, filling all parts of the desert with the color of green gold.

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