First contest for typical food products in Egypt

A competition for typical food products has been launched in Egypt on 16-17 March 2022 in Cairo gathering 180 juries to taste more than 760 products. First of its kind, the contest was organized jointly by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Solidarity, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Tourism, the Chamber of Food Industries, the Food Export Council, the Industrial Modernization Centers and the Egyptian Chef Association and with the technical support of UNIDO through PAMPAT project, funded by the Swiss Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO).

The Egyptian Contest for Typical Food Products is a national event, bringing together consumers, specialists and producers. The major goals of such contest are to encourage quality improvement and adding value to local products, to develop and strengthen ties between producers, buyers and consumers and to display the country’s finest regional products.

The Egyptian Contest is the third National Contest supported by UNIDO and SECO, after Morocco and Tunisia and is based on the methodology developed by UNIDO and the Interjurassian Rural Foundation, organizer of the Swiss National Contest of Typical Food Products

“We are delighted with the success of the first Egyptian Contest for Typical Food products. It comes with the participation of more than 165 producers from 22 governorates totaling up 763 products. This emphasize the importance of these products deeply rooted in every village in Egypt”, said Ahmed Reda, Associate Minister of Industry.

A market to promote the awarded products will be organized on 25 – 26 March at the Orman Park in Cairo, in partnership with the Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme “Rabeha”, funded by the Canadian Government, and FAO.

Learn more about the contest here.

For further information contact Ebe Muschialli (e.muschialli [at] (E).Muschialli [at]