Urban and peri-urban agriculture, the dairy farms of Cairo, Egypt

Annabelle Daburon*, Véronique Alary, Ahmed Ali, Mohammad El-Srogi, Jean François Tourrand

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Abstract

The megalopolis that is Cairo now has a population of nearly 20 million inhabitants. Within the city and on its periphery are family farms engaged in various types of agricultural activity. This chapter sheds light on the functioning of these farms, which contribute to Cairo’s food supply, especially as regards dairy and market gardening products. The data used are from a study on milk supply in Cairo conducted as part of the Dairy project undertaken jointly by CIRAD, Ain Shams University and the Animal Production Research Institute (APRI).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiversity of Family Farming Around the World
Subtitle of host publicationExistence, Transformations and Possible Futures of Family Farms
EditorsP.M. Bosc, J.M. Sourisseau, P. Bonnal, P. Gasselin, E. Valette
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages29-42
ISBN (Electronic)9789402416176
ISBN (Print)9789402416169
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2019

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    Daburon, A., Alary, V., Ali, A., El-Srogi, M., & Tourrand, J. F. (2019). Urban and peri-urban agriculture, the dairy farms of Cairo, Egypt. In P. M. Bosc, J. M. Sourisseau, P. Bonnal, P. Gasselin, & E. Valette (Eds.), Diversity of Family Farming Around the World: Existence, Transformations and Possible Futures of Family Farms (pp. 29-42). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1617-6_4