Sheikh Zuweid Station
North Sinai Research Station (Sheikh Zuweid) was established according to the decision of allocation issued by North Sinai Governorate No. (901) for the year (1992). The station is located 35 km East of Al-Arish city and 15 km West of the border Rafah city. Its area is 17 feddan.
The Objectives of El Sheikh Zuweid Station:
- Establishing the Egyptian Deserts Genes Bank, which is responsible for preserving Egypt’s wealth of wild and natural desert plants.
- Establishing a field genetic collector for the most important olive varieties in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
- Establishing a genetic collector for the most important pomegranate varieties in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
- Owning a large and distinct sector of vegetative propagation that works to outbreeding plant and horticultural species for the purposes of agricultural development on reclaimed lands.