Food consumption, distribution of food, agricultural economics, consumption
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 .
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Abdou, Dyaa and Delworth, B. Gardner, "Food Consumption an Distribution: An Overview" (1982). Faculty Publications. 3107.
Economics Working Paper Series
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Assistance from the Agricultural Development Systems Project of the University of California, Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture, and USAID, is gratefully acknowledged, but the author is soley responsible for the views expressed in this