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Half of Egypt's farmers own less than 15% of agricultural land: report

According to a source from the ministry of agriculture, the decline in the farmer's share of land is the main reason for increasing poverty rates in the countryside.
04.05.15 | Source: Ahram Online

Half of Egypt's farmers, roughly 10 million, own less than 15 percent of the country's agricultural land --a million feddan--, according a report issued on Sunday by the ministry of agriculture.

Each farmer owns between one to four Kirats. The report notes that the figures are influenced by the migration of farmers to cities which followed the crumbling of agricultural possessions and a decline in the rate of production.

The report further states that 43 percent of Egyptians own a total of only 923,638 feddans, while the remaining population owns 5,637,000.