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dc.contributorSabry, Samien_US
dc.contributorShideed, Kamelen_US
dc.contributorSwelam, Atefen_US
dc.contributorHalila, Habiben_US
dc.creatorAlwang, Jeffen_US
dc.identifier.citationJeff Alwang, Sami Sabry, Kamel Shideed, Atef Swelam, Habib Halila. (9/5/2018). Economic and food security benefits associated with raised-bed wheat production in Egypt. Food Security, 10 (49), pp. 1-13.en_US
dc.description.abstractCountries in the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) region are dependent on imports of wheat to meet their food security needs. Mechanized raised-bed wheat production is an effective means of increasing productivity and saving scarce water, but the technology needs substantial adaptation to local conditions. This paper estimates the economic benefits from a long-term adaptive research project designed to adapt and promote mechanical raised-bed wheat production in Egypt. The technology itself is associated with a 25% increase in productivity due to higher yields, 50% lower seed costs, a 25% reduction in water use, and lower labor costs. The mechanical raised-bed program is now a component of Egypt’s national wheat campaign and it is estimated that by 2023 approximately 800,000 ha of wheat will be planted with the technology. This paper estimates that over a 15 year project horizon, the benefits will exceed US$ 4 billion, with most of the benefits accruing to more than one million Egyptian wheat producers. Other benefits include reduced wheat imports (by more than 50% by 2025), reduced dependence on international commodity markets and increased productivity on more than 200,000 ha of water-starved lands.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer (part of Springer Nature) (Springer Open Choice Hybrid Journals)en_US
dc.sourceFood Security;10,(2018) Pagination 1-13en_US
dc.subjectwheat productivityen_US
dc.subjecttechnical changeen_US
dc.titleEconomic and food security benefits associated with raised-bed wheat production in Egypten_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idShideed, Kamel: 0000-0002-2822-1097en_US
cg.creator.idSwelam, Atef: 0000-0002-5220-9901en_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood securityen_US
cg.subject.agrovocresearch for developmenten_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerAgricultural Research Center Egypt - ARC Egypten_US
cg.contributor.centerVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Virginia Techen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems - WLEen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Wheat - WHEATen_US
cg.contributor.funderBill & Melinda Gates Foundation - BMGFen_US
cg.contributor.funderArab Fund for Economic and Social Development - AFESDen_US
cg.contributor.funderKuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development - KFAEDen_US
cg.contributor.funderOPEC Fund for International Development - OFIDen_US
cg.contributor.projectAFESD/KF/BMGF/OFID Support for Enhancement of Food Security in the Arab Region, Phase IIen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
cg.journalFood Securityen_US

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