Economic Return of Recycling the Most Important Field Crop Wastes in Egypt (Case Study of Qalyubia Governorate)

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Agriculture Economic, Faculty of Agriculture, Benha University, Moshtohoe, EGYPT


The agricultural sector occupies an important position in the Egyptian economy. Agricultural development requires achieving the highest levels of economic efficiency in agricultural production to achieve the highest return at the lowest possible costs. Therefore, recycling agricultural waste and reusing it increases the economic efficiency of producing those crops and increases the total agricultural income in general. The amount of plant agricultural wastes under consideration, namely (maize wood, rice straw, and Wheat hay) in the Qalyubia Governorate during the year 2019/2020 is estimated 412.1 thousand tons, representing about 86% of the total waste in the governorate. Other wastes resulted from the low environmental awareness of the majority of farmers and thus wasting an additional source of agricultural income in addition to the environmental pollution that costs the state huge sums of money annually. The research has adopted in its data two sources, the primary data obtained from the questionnaire forms and the published and unpublished secondary data.