Training: Analyzing Food Security and Nutrition in Egypt Using the HIECS

Fatma M. Abdelaziz (IFPRI-Egypt) The Household Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Survey (HIECS) is one of Egypt’s most important nationwide surveys. HIECS provides a large pool of data on household expenditures and consumption. The Egyptian government relies on these data to measure national poverty rates, living standards, inflation, and the like. But can even more be learned >> Read more

IFPRI Egypt Seminar in partnership with WorldFish: The Role of Aquaculture in Improving Food Security, Income & Employment in Egypt

March 28th, 2017 Location: Climate Change Information Center and Renewable Energy (CCICRE) - within the headquarters of the Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Giza, Egypt The Seminar Series provides a platform for all people striving to identify and implement evidence-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The series is part of the United >> Read more

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Santiago Levy Algazi: From Food Subsidies to Conditional Cash Transfers in Mexico

Insights and Experiences from Progresa-Oportunidades                                    This video was presented at the IFPRI Egypt Seminar: "Economic Development, Nutrition, and Social Safety Net Reforms in Egypt"

News: Exploring Egypt’s Exceptionalism and the Role of Food Subsidies

Tracy Brown Egypt is a special case among middle-income countries that experience high economic growth: Rather than seeing a drop in chronic child undernutrition during its high-growth period in the 2000s, Egypt experienced a rise in child stunting and a further increase in the “double burden of malnutrition”—that is, the simultaneous presence of chronic undernutrition >> Read more

Special Event: Showcasing MAP Egypt

By Hagar ElDidi, Jose Luis Figueroa and Mariam Raouf  MAP Egypt: A tool for improving policy and investment decisions Monitoring the progress of agricultural projects is key for effective policy design and decision making. What types of agricultural projects are currently underway in Egypt? Where are they? Who is funding them? How many people are >> Read more

IFPRI Egypt Seminar: Economic Development, Nutrition, and Social Safety Net Reforms in Egypt

February 28th, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Location: Nile Ballroom - Conrad Hotel | 1191 Nile Corniche, Cairo/Egypt The Seminar Series provides a platform for all people striving to identify and implement evidence-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The series is part of the United States Agency for >> Read more

News: Agricultural transformation and agribusiness opportunities – A way forward for development in Egypt

Hagar ElDidi (IFPRI-Egypt) &  Alejandro Nin-Pratt (IFPRI) Economic transformation is the reallocation of economic activity across the three broad sectors (agriculture, manufacturing, and services) that accompanies the process of modern economic growth. As labor and other resources move from agriculture into more productive activities, overall productivity rises and incomes expand.  The process of economic transformation >> Read more

News: Making Egypt’s Agriculture More Nutrition-Sensitive and Evaluating Nutritional Impact

By: Hoda El-Enbaby, Olivier Ecker and Jef Leroy  Maximizing agriculture’s contribution to improving rural household income and food security has been the main goal of many development programs and policies in developing countries for decades. More recently, interventions in agriculture have increasingly aimed at achieving additional development outcomes such as improving nutrition and health among >> Read more

IFPRI Egypt Seminar: The Role of Agriculture and Agri-business for Accelerating Economic Transformation in MENA

Register Now for the IFPRI Egypt Seminar on "The Role of Agriculture and Agri-business for Accelerating Economic Transformation in MENA – With Case Studies for Egypt & Tunisia"
this seminar will examine the role of agriculture and related agri-businesses for transformation and development in MENA, with emphasis on Egypt and Tunisia. Specifically, the seminar will provide answers to the following questions: What role does agriculture and agro-industries play for MENA countries’ economies, employment, and poverty and how have their roles changed? What is the role of agriculture and agro-industries for local development, household incomes and poverty reduction? Going forward - what are the opportunities, challenges and policy options to enhance the role agriculture and agri-business for development?

News: Clusters have a lot of potential in Egypt that remain untapped…

Fatma Abdelaziz and Yasmine Mandour-  Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI. The conventional development thinking is to provide countries with what they lack, such as financial resources and sound institutions. A more viable and sustainable approach often is to build on and enhance existing strengths. As the new Egypt is on mission to foster job-creating >> Read more