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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.

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