Medicinal and Aromatic Crops in Egypt : A Study in Medical Geography
This paper is interested in the study of geographical distribution of medicinal and aromatic crops in Egypt.
Its considered one of the most important untraditional agricultural commodities which can be used as a
base for Egyptian national income development. Paper consists of Two main topicss. The first one explains
the geographical and environmental factors influence on the growth of Medicinal and Aromatic crops like
physical and human factors. The second topic explains the geographical distribution of crops in Egypt,
either in the Delta Nile, Upper Egypt, or Sinai peninsula. Through three points the first one deals with
development of crops production. Egypt is considered as one of the most important producers of aromatic
and medicinal crops in the Middle East, because of its suitable environment to cultivate it. The land of
Assuit, Minia, Monofia, Fayoum, Bani-Suife Sinai and Behera governorates are considered the main
producers for many crops like coriander, cumin, caraway, Bardakoush, anise and other kinds of medicinal
crops. The second point is interested in the study of productive governorates map. The third point deals
with economics of medicinal and aromatic crops in Egypt especially after The Egyptian government
(ministry of agriculture) leave the farmers cultivate their lands as they liked without control, So farmers
preferred the crops which acquired more profits to them.
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