farmers move to boycott Israel
27 April 2002
Egyptian agricultural professions trade unions have called for
ultimate boycott of Israeli agricultural production and fertilizers
in protest of the Israeli aggression against the Palestinians.
On Wednesday the trade unions issued a statement in which it announced
names of Israeli companies and its agents in Egypt and called on
the agronomists union to boycott them.
In a statement, the trade union said that some 12 Egyptian companies
said they are agents for Israeli companies which sell fertilizers
and seeds of cucumber, tomato and other seeds for farmers in Egypt.
During the political conference which was held in Alexandria in
support of the Palestinian Intifada, attended by 5,000 agronomists,
the trade unions said it will issue a monthly bulletin to farmers
on what Israeli companies existed in the Egyptian market will do.
The agronomists issued a statement in which they called for removing
the name of any agronomist from the profession practice list if
he will not respond to the boycott decision or if he visits Israel.
Since long years Egypt and Israel have been cooperating in the
agricultural field. Last week, the Egyptian minister of agriculture
Youssef Wali said that agricultural cooperation with Israeli was