Conferences and Workshops

Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development in Egypt

Date : 12/14/2009

Speakers : Multiple Speakers

This conference was intended to investigate the current state of food security in Egypt and consider the impact of the global food price shock on Egypt as a net food importer in comparison to food exporters such as Ukraine. Policy responses to improve Egypt’s food security were proposed, including enhancing the economic efficiency of crop production, strengthening competitiveness of Egyptian vegetables and fruit exports and modernizing the irrigation system. Policies to promote farm and non-farm linkages and regionally integrating rural areas in the national development effort were discussed as key requisites to enhance Egypt’s agricultural and rural development.