Centre for Agricultural Economic
Cairo University, Egypt
Center for Agricultural Economic Studies
(CAES) was established at the Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Cairo (UC) in July 1991 as independent
research unit with financial and administrative autonomy.
CAES conducts research, enhances decision-making through
modeling and policy dialogues through seminars, symposia
and workshops and offers training and capacity building.
The CAES activities are to target policy-makers,
academics, producers, consumers, rural women, credit
and marketing agencies. Activities of CAES cover areas
Policies and mechanisms of achieving
sustainable agricultural and rural development,
with particular emphasis on managing natural and
Trade and investment policies
with emphasis on a agricultural sector,
Food production, marketing and
distribution policies aiming at achieving food
Impact of regional on food and
agriculture in the context of regional economic
Labor and income-generating opportunities
in rural areas, with special focus on small and
medium scale rural enterprises.
The project is led by Dr.Siam,
currently Director of the CAES. Dr Siam has extensive
research experience and publications on the Egyptian
agricultural sector and policies.