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This policy paper sheds light on the current challenges that Egypt faces to ensure food access for all. In attempts to underscore the root causes of food insecurity in Egypt, this paper looks at the country’s geographical and agricultural national policies, food pricing, household expenditures on food as well as the challenges imposed on the country by climate change. These factors directly challenge the country’s ability to achieve food security for all by 2050. Although the Government of Egypt (GoE) launched pro-poor policies that aim at reducing the economic burden on vulnerable groups, the government needs to explore other feasible strategies to avoid food insecurity.

To address the aforementioned challenges, the current policy paper proposes a list of policy alternatives that- if efficiently implemented- will prevent the approaching threat of food insecurity. The suggested policies include adopting the use of technology to increase food availability, reducing food waste, building communal resilience of small-scale farmers, and developing low-cost nutritional meal plans


Food Security, Sustainability, Food for Access for All, Public Policy, Egypt


The paper is published by The Public Policy Hub - GAPP School (AUC), established in 2017:

Laila El Baradei (PI), Shahjahan Bhuiyan (Co-PI), Mohamed Kadry (Program Manager), Waleed El-Deeb (Senior Specialist), Ghadeer Ibrahim (Senior Outreach and Communications Specialist).

Faculty Advisor

Rana Hendy

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27_Eng Policy Brief_Addressing Food Insecurity in Egypt.pdf (1101 kB)
Policy Brief 27: Food Insecurity (English)

27_Policy Brief Ar_Addressing Food Insecurity in Egypt.pdf (1180 kB)
Policy Brief 27: Food Insecurity (Arabic)