Current Crisis in Egypt’s Faba Beans Crop

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Ahmed Zikrallah

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Egypt has recently witnessed a sharp crisis in the production of the faba beans crop which has decreased significantly, partly due to the decline of the area used for cultivating Egypt’s strategic crop. The head of the Farmers’ Syndicate indicated that the area cultivated with faba beans fell from 350 thousand feddans (acres) before 2005 to less than 100 thousand feddans now, which has caused a deficit in meeting the local needs of beans.

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