Agriculture, Water and Rural Development in Egypt: A Bottom-Up Approach in Evaluating European Trade and Assistance Policies

This paper is part of a series of MEDRESET working papers that investigate the effectiveness of EU policies in the southern and eastern Mediterranean countries from a bottom-up perspective. The focus of this paper will be on the agriculture and water sectors in Egypt. In particular, it will undertake: (i) a background overview of Egypt’s water and agriculture sectors, (ii) an outline of main national and international policy and legislative issues, and (iii) a qualitative analysis of stakeholders’ frames in the area of agriculture and water. The method used consists of a desk review of literature published by relevant stakeholders in the field of agriculture and water in Egypt, namely institutional and governmental actors, civil society organizations, and local branches of international organizations and NGOs.

Rome, IAI, October 2018, 34 p.
Working Paper 21
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1. Background Information on Egypt’s Profile in the Agriculture and Water Sectors
2. Main Policy and Legislative Issues and Developments in the Area of Agriculture and Water
2.1 National Level
2.2 International Level
3. A Qualitative Analysis of Stakeholders’ Frames in the Area of Agriculture and Water Based on Available Literature
3.1 Methodology
3.2 Framing Agriculture- and Water-related Policy Challenges and Priorities
3.2.1 Food Security
3.2.2 Water-related Issues
3.2.3 Women in the Agricultural Workforce
3.2.4 Small and Medium Farmers
3.3 Evaluating the Effectiveness and Potential of EU Agriculture- and Water-related Trade and Assistance Policies
Conclusion: Policy Implications for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in the Field of Agriculture and Water
Annex 1: Institutional Framework and Main Stakeholders Involved in Policy-Making

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