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The Impacts of Wheat Price Policy change on Nutritional Status in Egypt

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  • Soliman, Ibrahim
  • Shapouri, Shahla

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We compared energy and protein consumption among various Income classes in rural and urban areas of Egypt, The results indicate that adequate calories are provided at all income levels but inequalities exist in food distribution between rural and urban areas and among income classes. About two-thirds of Egypt's wheat, the country's basic food, is imported and the price is .heavily subsidized by the Government. Our analysis shows that removing the wheat price subsidy would create a large nutritional sacrifice for the poor, especially in rural areas. We also examined alternative policies for improving nutritional status and reducing Government subsidy costs.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 32395.

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Date of creation: 29 Nov 1983
Date of revision: 15 Feb 1984
Publication status: Published in ERS Staff Report of USDA, ERs, IED No. AGES831129.Feb., (1984): pp. 1-21
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:32395

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Keywords: Egypt; energy requirement; protein requirement; calorie consumption; protein consumption; wheat consumption; income elasticities; price elasticitie.s; food policy.;

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  1. Johnston, Bruce F. & Martorell, Reynaldo, 1977. "Interrelationships Among Nutrition, Health, Population, and Development," Food Research Institute Studies, Stanford University, Food Research Institute, issue 02.
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  1. Soliman, Ibrahim & Eid, Nafissa, 1995. "Impacts Of Egyptian Socio-Economic Environment On Dietary Pattern And Adequacy," Reprints 107278, Zagazig University, Department of Agricultural Economics.
  2. Ibrahim Soliman & Jacinto F. Fabiosa & Halah Bassiony, 2010. "Review of Agricultural Policy Evolution, Agricultural Data Sources, and Food Supply and Demand Studies in Egypt, A," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 10-wp506, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  3. Soliman, Ibrahim & Bassiony, Hala, 2011. "Role of buffalo in international trade," MPRA Paper 36740, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 10 Jun 2011.

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