Rice is life for thousands of millions of people and it is the second important crop after Wheat in Human Food. It is deeply embedded in the cultural heritage of their societies. It is the staple food for more than half of the world population.
Rice production was probably introduced into Egypt in the 7th Century. Today, rice production takes place only in the Lower Valley of the Nile River. Due to the intrusion of sea-water, about 25 to 30% of the land in the lower Nile Valley is affected by different degrees of salinity. In these areas, rice production helps to leach the salt from upper soil layers and thus reclaim the land for agricultural activities.
Egypt is the largest rice producer in the Middle East region and it is one of the most important agricultural crop which Egypt export to different countries around the world “about 60 country” due to the Egyptian competitive prices comparing to other exporter countries like Italy, Spain, Australia and USA .
Egyptian farmers, with the help of Egyptian researchers, are producing one of the world's highest rice yields. According to records, the average Egyptian
rice farm yield in 2006 – 2007 was 3.5 tons per Fadden with total production about 5.5 million tons/ year.
And as per our records, rice consumption per person in Egypt in 2006 was 45 kg/ yr while the total local consumption was around 3.5 million ton/ year so the total amount available for export is about 2 million tons/ year and it is increasing year after year due to the improving of the productivity which pay the attention of the shipping agencies and make them to determine regular trips between the Egyptian exporting ports and the importing countries ports.
Thus, Improving the productivity of rice systems would contribute to hunger eradication, poverty alleviation, national food security and economic development as rice provides 27% of dietary energy supply and 20% of dietary protein intake.
Egyptian Rice Types and time of planting and harvesting:
The high solar radiation, the long days and the cool nights between May and September are favorable to a high rice yield.
So, the Egyptian Rice cultivates from the beginning of May till the end of June and its harvest season starts in the middle of August till the middle of October of the year.
The Egyptian Rice considered from the type of Short and Medium round grain. Most of the planted rice varieties are japonica and the most famous variety are Sakha “101, 102, 104” and Giza “177, 178”.
Rice is the first main product that we are specialized in exporting it.
We can offer you the Egyptian rice variety, Giza “177”, Sakha “101, 102, 104” (short medium round grain) and Giza 178 (thin medium grain), all the specifications as per Egyptian official standards, always new Crop.
We can supply Rice in different types like Natural White Rice , Camolino Rice “Oiled rice”, Brown/ Cargo Rice and also Broken Rice.
Available in polypropylene bags 25kg or 50 KG bags, also we can supply with small bags with 1 KG, 5 KG, and 10 KG but with special price if requested.