Responses Of Egyptian Food Crops Producers To New Economic Policies: Cases Of Wheat And Rice
The formerly neglected wheat production is recovering under policies of economic reform and liberalization. The most effective factors are the continuous price raises and the relatively low production costs which should continue, along with attempts to improve yields and reduce costs, if to avoid imports re-expansion. As for rice, its production expansion potentials are constrained by water limitations. However, the ongoing price increases may motivate attempts to reduce both production costs and post-harvest enormous losses. Exports may be promoted as such, hardly threatening satisfaction of domestic needs, at least in the foreseen future.
Author(s): Abdou, Amin I.
Organizations(s): National Research Centre, Egypt