Regina Company’s Efforts to Cultivate Local Durum Wheat in Upper Egypt Hold Promise for Self-Sufficiency

In an exclusive interview with Food Today Magazine, Mr. Kareem Abou Ghali, owner of Regina Company for Pasta and Food Industries, revealed the company’s unwavering dedication to utilizing locally-cultivated wheat for pasta production, through a collaborative effort with farmers in Upper Egypt. This pioneering initiative is geared towards attaining self-sufficiency and minimizing dependence on imported wheat, which is primarily used in bread production, a staple in the Egyptian diet.

Mr. Abou Ghali emphasized the importance of this strategic move, stating, “Regina Co. is firmly committed to supporting local farmers and utilizing their high-quality wheat in our pasta manufacturing process. By doing so, we aim to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production, reduce our reliance on imported wheat and optimize our foreign currency expenditure. This initiative aligns with our mission to prioritize the use of local resources, support the national economy, and provide consumers with premium pasta products.”

Regina Company’s collaboration with farmers in Upper Egypt has been ongoing for a substantial period, further highlighting their long-standing commitment to cultivating a sustainable supply of wheat. This collaboration not only contributes to achieving self-sufficiency but also strengthens the partnership between the agricultural and industrial sectors, fostering economic growth and stability.

Moreover, Mr. Abou Ghali expressed his optimism about the potential for Regina Co’s locally-produced pasta to gain traction in international markets. “Egypt possesses immense competitiveness in foreign markets, particularly in the United States and Europe. We take great pride in our longstanding excellence in the African market, and now we aspire to expand our reach further. By utilizing locally-cultivated wheat in our pasta production, we are confident in delivering superior products that meet the highest international standards and cater to diverse consumer preferences.