Rice Mechanization Center
Meet El Dyba - Kafr El sheikh - Egypt
The rice Mechanization project in A.R. Egypt ( RMP ) was launched in August 1981 through the mutual agreement between the two Governments of Egypt and JAPAN.
The project site was tentatively set at Kallin Experimental station in Kafr El sheikh governorate, until March - 1984.
In conjunction with the RMP the Japanese Government granted the facility complex of RICE MECHANIZATION CENTER ( RMC) to
Etgyptian government to enrich the
capacity of the said project
because of the limited
capacity at Kallin, ninty five feddans in the state farm of Meet El Dyba
was transferred to the RMC. and the construction works of
RMC started in February 1983 and completed
March - 1984.
The total cost of the
construction was 1400 Million yen ( about 6 million US dollars.)
The following program will be continued at
RMC to establish the most efficient mechanized rice farming system under the condition of Egypt.
1 - Experimental study on mechanized rice
2 - Economic study on mechanized rice
3 - Establishment of mechanized rice farming system.|
4 - Training for mechanized rice farming.
5 - Demonstration activities of mechanized rice farming.
The 1 st infrastructural work of RMC experimental fields at Met El Dyba was done in parallel with the center construction for research, field training and demonstration.
The total cost of the work was about 57 million yen ( about 0.25 million US dollars ).
Scale of Experimental field.
A - block --------------------- 32,16 feddans
B - block --------------------- 19.77 feddans
C - block --------------------- 21.69 feddans
D - block --------------------- 09.04 feddans
Total ---------------------- 82.66 feddans
achievement of rice
1 - Basic rice mechanization course
( 725 persons )
( Extension engineers ).
2 - Advanced rice mechanization course
( 109 persons ).
3 - Mechanized harvesting course
( 120 persons ).
4 - Maintenance course
( 78 persons ).
5 - Basic rice mechanization course
( 486 persons )
( University students ).
6 - Observation ( key farmers &
(170 persons ).
7 - Basic rice mechanization course
( 16 pesons )
( African ocountries ) .
(b) Training achievement in Japan (1981 - 1986 ).
1 - Observation tour
( 5 persons ).
2 - Individual training
( 37 persons ).
3 - Group training
( 9 persons ).
Since the mechanized rice cultivation system with transplanter has besen established successfully in perevious phase in R.M.C. demonstration of the system, as well as the
accomplishment study of them in varios region of Nile delta have been
started newly as a second step of the project so as to approach more
closer to the farmers.
By this motivation five locations have been selected as satellite field in
Dommyat, Gharbia, Bihera, and Kafr El Shiekh governorate, and the system is being constantly demonstrated there.
1 - Serw satellite field.
2 - Gimeza satellite field.
3 - Misir satellite field.
4 - Idfina satellite field.
5 - Saft khalid satllite field.
- Weed Control.
- Photosynthesis and
- Economics of Agricultural Mechanization.
- Seedings and
Harvesting of Rice.
- The Effects of Nitrogen fertilizer on
- Work frame to establish mechanization system to the small and
- Problems of Manual
- Technical Recommendations for preparation of nurseries.
- Improvement Methods of
- Solar grain dryer.
- The Economical Effects of Mechanization on
- The Effect of irrigation &
Water salinity on Rice.
- Control of plast disease.
- Establishment of direct seeding system.
- Blast races and chemical control.
- Technology of dircet seeding.