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Detail

Area
Egypt
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
23/10/2016
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Cultivation limits
Description
Decided that a maximum of 704 500 feddans (296 000 hectares) could be cultivated with rice during the 2017 season, down from the 1.08 million feddan (452 000 hectares) area limit previously applicable. The measure is geared at preserving water resources, with rice cultivation further restricted to the Beheira, Damietta, Daqahliya, Kafr El-Sheikh, Port Said and Sharqiya governorates.