Keywords

Food consumption, distribution of food, agricultural economics, consumption

Abstract

Nearly everyone concedes that Egypt is faced with a serious food problem. The Egyptian agricultural sector is unable to feed the increasing and more affluent population. In 1980, agricultural output was estimated to be increasing by about 2.0 percent annually, whereas the country's annual population growth rate was estimated at about 2.3 percent. If the difference in these growth rates continues, Egypt must increase imports each year just to maintain per capita consumption at the present level [3].

Original Publication Citation

"Food Consumption and Distribution: An Overview" (with Dyaa Abdou), ADS Working Paper No. 89, Dept. of Agric. Econ., U of California, Davis, Sept. 1982.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1982-8

Publisher

Economics Working Paper Series

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Economics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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