Egypt's food subsidy and rationing system: a description

Alderman, H. and Braun , J. von and Sakr, S.A. (1982) Egypt's food subsidy and rationing system: a description. Other. International Food Policy Research Institute, USA.

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Comparatively large and complex, costing 7% of GDP and 12% of the Government's total expenditure in 1980/81, Egypt's subsidy system illustrates both the distributive pressures relieved by and the economic pressures created by extensive market interventions. This study, the first in a series which aims to ascertain the extent of the benefits and the economic costs of such a system, describes how the system now operates and how it evolved during the 1960s and 1970s. It also pinpoints its distributional and nutritional implications and focuses on the actual regional planning of the food system and its policy problems. The report provides an understanding of the goals of the subsidy scheme and their origins in the political and economic system and of the administrative organization and regulatory environment under which the system operates

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Author Affiliation: International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
Subjects: Social Sciences > Marketing
Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 06:26
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 06:26

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