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The effects of food price and subsidy policies on Egyptian agriculture

Food subsidies affect various sectors of the Egyptian economy, but the irinfluence on agriculture, which employs a considerable share of the nation’s resources, seems particularly strong (vonBraun and de Haen, 1983).A major objective of this research…


Policy modeling of a dual grain market

In many developing countries the government has divided the grain market into two sectors: an open market and a government-run, concessional food supply system. The concessional system is a necessity where mass poverty exists; it makes it possible to…


Egypt's food subsidy and rationing system

Since its earliest years IFPRI has conducted research on food subsidies, concentrating on methods to achieve the social objectives of subsidies without undue distortion of the economy or excessive economic and political costs. Studies have been…