Egypt now has the lowest arable land per capita of any country in Africa. With steadily increasing population and high import of food crops, it will be necessary for Egypt to manage its arable land sustainably. This paper analyzes the present status of the agricultural land base, including loss of productive land to urbanization and effectiveness of past land reclamation measures.
By Asit K. Biswas, 1993. Article published in Ambio, Volume 22, Issue 8, pages 556-560.