Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Impacts of economic reform policies on food consumption in Egypt
Authors:Nassar, Saad Z.
Rizk, Fawzy H.
Periodical:L'Égypte contemporaine
Geographic term:Egypt
Subjects:economic policy
Abstract:Among the commodities controlled by Egypt's Ministry of Supply under the governmental distribution system were wheat flour, white rice, broad beans, lentil, sesame, sugar, edible oil, tea, coffee, imported frozen meat, poultry and fish. All these commodities were subsidized. Food consumption was subject to available supply and not to real demand. Following the application of the economic reform programme, the Ministry of Supply's role has diminished sharply. The authors examine the food gap over the period 1975-1993 for wheat, broad beans, white rice, edible oil, and sugar, and note that it is still wide for edible oil, wheat and broad beans. They review the quantitative evolution of per capita consumption of the main food commodities (cereals, wheat, white rice, starchs, legumes, broad beans, nuts and oil seeds, edible oil, sugar and honey, vegetables, fruits, meant, milk, eggs, fish) during the period 1975-1993 and the average of the period 1979-1990 and they study the evolution of per capita consumption of calories, protein and fats. They outline the role of the government following the implementation of the economic reform policy and the short-run negative impact of economic reform programmes on the poor in rural and urban areas. Ref.