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).
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