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An Analysis of Food Security with New Agricultural Policies in Egypt

Received: 17 March 2023    Accepted: 13 October 2023    Published: 30 November 2023
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Abstract

The agricultural sector is of great importance in economic development as it is the cornerstone in providing food to the population in addition to providing agricultural raw materials needed for many manufacturing industries, which in turn are linked to the production capacity and consumption needs of these commodities. The agricultural sector and its related activities are considered one of the most important pillars in the economies of countries in supporting the food security file and its various axes, given that the sector is responsible for providing the basic needs of the people and providing the raw materials needed for many industries, in addition to its tangible contribution to the GDP. It is also an interwoven sector and is an important mechanism for localizing development. Food security is a national security issue, and therefore countries work to achieve their food security as much as possible through their local production, given the risks of external sources of economic and political fluctuations. The paper seeks to know what food security is and how it can be achieved, what is the current situation in Egypt and the rates of self-sufficiency in basic commodities, as well as clarifying the most prominent challenges facing the Egyptian state on its way to achieving its food security, as well as the efforts made by the Egyptian government to overcome These challenges, in addition to directing some recommendations that can contribute alongside the state's efforts to improve the Egyptian food security situation in general, as well as dealing with emergency times of crisis.

DOI 10.11648/j.ajere.20230804.12
Published in American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics (Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023)
Page(s) 67-75
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Keywords

Food Security, Agricultural, Environmental Pollution, Egypt

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  • Faculty of Graduate Studies for Statistical Research, Econometrics of Statistical Department, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

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