马铃薯于19世纪被引入埃及,并在第一次世界大战期间开始大规模种植,当时英国殖民官员鼓励种植马铃薯以供养其部队。然而,战争结束后,由于进口种子质量不佳以及农民对该作物的种植缺乏经验,马铃薯种植面积扩大受到阻碍。

现在不同了。自1961年以来,埃及灌溉生产的马铃薯以每年超过5%的速度增长,马铃薯的灌溉生产集中在北部的尼罗河三角洲。1990年至2007年间,埃及马铃薯年产量从160万吨增加到约260万吨,成为了非洲第一大马铃薯生产国。

埃及也是世界上最大的马铃薯出口国之一。2004年,新鲜马铃薯出口总量超过38万吨,冷冻马铃薯产品出口1.8万吨,主要销往欧洲市场。
农业数据 埃及
Potato Production in 2017 :4325480.00tonnesFAO data based on imputation methodology
Potato Yield in 2017 :263848.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :163939.00haFAO data based on imputation methodology
Sweet Potato Production in 2017 :432361.00tonnesFAO data based on imputation methodology
Sweet Potato Yield in 2017 :330382.00hg/haCalculated data
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :13087.00haFAO data based on imputation methodology
Potato Production in 2016 :5029020.00tonnesFAO data (imputation)
消费数据 埃及
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:34.62kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:2.81kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:33.45kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:4.01kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:34.17kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:3.91kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008:32.39kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
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