Environmental Sustainability of Egyptian Agriculture: Problems and Perspective

With the lowest per capita arable land base in Africa, and with a rapidly increasing population, sustainability of agriculture in Egypt has now become a critical issue. This paper discusses the critical sustainability issues that need to be considered, and the important policy-related issues in the areas of land and water-resource management that merit urgent attention, if the sustainability of Egyptian agriculture in the 21 st century is to be assured.

By Asit K. Biswas, 1995. Article published in Ambio, Volume 24, Issue 1, pages 16-20.

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