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  • carbon footprint center flyer (584.4k)  
    In category: Agriculture.
    Uploaded by thoraya on June 1, 2015. 330 downloads since then.

    Our Carbon Footprint Center identifies sources of greenhouse gas emissions and calculates the amount of such gases emitted in the operation in the value chain of our clients.

    We want to become a leading expert for carbon footprint assessment helping farmer to become environmentally friendly and increase their competitiveness.

    We did some site visit to identify more about farmer daily practices ,activities and the most grown product in Egypt and also we try to raise the awareness of carbon emission.

  • Competitiveness analysis of Egyptian cotton exports with special focus on the Chinese market (315.7k)  
    In category: Agriculture, Demand analysis, International Trade.
    Uploaded by Assem on May 23, 2015. 2693 downloads since then.

    Abstract: The expected growth of China's cotton imports along with Egypt's quest for penetrating new cotton importing markets have together attracted the authors to investigate the competitiveness and the demand for Egyptian cotton in the Chinese market in order to capture the emerging opportunities that Egypt could gain from such a growing market. The paper aims to discuss these issues.
    The paper employs Balassa's index of revealed comparative advantage and Vollrath's indices of revealed competitive advantage in order to measure the competitiveness of Egyptian cotton exports. An Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) approach was then used to estimate demand parameters for Chinese cotton imports from Egypt and major supply sources during the period 1992-2011.
    Results show that Egypt has experienced dramatic declines in its cotton comparative advantage over the analyzed period. The estimation results of the AIDS model indicate that Egypt's market share is positively affected by both own and US export prices, but negatively influenced by export prices of other competitors in the Chinese market. Results also indicate that Egyptian cotton is substitutable for cotton imports from all other regions, especially for US cotton. Moreover, additional Chinese expenditure on cotton imports would favor other suppliers. Finally, demand for Egyptian cotton was found to be more sensitive to price changes and there is a greater tendency for China to switch to Egyptian cotton than the other way around should relative prices change.
    This paper is original and novel in that; despite numerous studies have been done on China's demand for cotton and the several studies have been carried out on export and marketing of Egypt's cotton, the issue of cotton trade between Egypt and China has rarely been empirically examined. Furthermore, our results update important parameter estimates, particularly import demand elasticities of cotton. For Egypt, the study provides useful policy implications that could help policy makers to improve informed decision making with regard to promoting cotton exports to the Chinese market. For China, the study helps understanding the interrelationship between the Chinese cotton market and other emerging exporting markets, while focusing on the Egyptian market.

    Citation: Assem Abu Hatab , Eirik Romstad , (2014) "Competitiveness analysis of Egyptian cotton exports with special focus on the Chinese market", China Agricultural Economic Review, Vol. 6 Iss: 2, pp.248 - 263


  • Opportunities and Constraints for Small Agricultural Exporters in Egypt (399k)  
    In category: Agriculture, International Trade.
    Uploaded by Assem on May 23, 2015. 1139 downloads since then.

    This paper was published in the "International Food and Agribusiness Management Review", Volume 16, Issue 4, 2013. The study analyzed specialist small- and medium-sized agricultural export firms in Egypt in order to identify perceived opportunities and barriers regarding present and future export activities. The results indicate that these firms have to deal with stiff foreign competition in terms of price and quality criteria, while lacking relevant knowledge and information on how to deal with these challenges. The firms that perceived most future opportunities from exports were identified as using e.g. digital information sources and were able to source products from export-committed domestic farmers.


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