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Egyptian Rice Production Estimates
The total rice area planted in 2006/07 is estimated at 650,000 HA, and production is forecast at about 4.4 million tons milled rice. With limits on potential for area expansion, no increase in output is forecast for 2007/08. To ration limited water resources, the government targets that only one million feddan (420,000 HA) of rice area be planted annually. However, as the PS&D data above demonstrate, farmers always overshoot this target, despite the prospect of fines of LE 600/feddan for those who violate the targets. The government rarely imposes this fine.

Rice is the second largest summer crop in Egypt, followed by corn and preceded by cotton. Production is concentrated in the northern part of Egypt. Rice requires special irrigation, and the entire crop is irrigated. It is often planted on reclaimed land where the soil is fairly saline and has varying degrees of productivity. A limited amount of rice is also grown in the middle Delta and in Upper Egypt. With irrigation water provided free of charge and due to the higher profitability of rice over comparable summer crops (i.e. corn and cotton) some farmers in recent years have shifted from cotton to rice. The medium grain “Japonica” variety comprises approximately 85 percent of the rice crop. This variety is preferred by Egyptian consumers to the higher-yielding long grain Philippine variety. Farmers also prefer to plant Japonica as it commands a higher price and is more easily milled in local village mills. The government continues to develop new varieties with higher yields, a shorter period of maturity, and more resistance to insects and diseases. The Rice Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture has developed several new rice varieties with potential average yields of 14 MT/HA, or about 40 percent higher than the average yield of the traditional varieties. The Ministry of Agriculture estimates that the new varieties were used in close to 95 percent of the total rice area.

MGR Archive 13.3.2007
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