Socioeconomics study of Tomato production in Egypt: A case study


  • Engy K. Faied Agricultural Extension & Rural Development Research Institute (AERDRI), Agricultural Research Center, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Amira A. M. Elshater Agricultural Economics Research Institute (AERI), Agricultural Research Center, Cairo, Egypt.


Social variables, Economic variables, Tomato, Production, Efficiency


The primary aim of this article was to investigate the socioeconomic variables of tomato production in Sharqia Governorate by using a random sample of 123 growers. According to the results, the characteristics of the respondents concentrated in the medium and low rating categories. Furthermore, it was discovered that 86.2 % of respondents referred to their cultivated tomato decision to profitability, while 80.4 % referred to production cost, and 57.7% referred to marketing efficiency. It is evident that the second layer was better for productivity indicators than others. In addition, the marketing efficiency for tomato crops has been estimated at 30.36%, whereas the producers' share was estimated to be 47.62%, which illustrates the predominance of competitive market characteristics in the tomato market. Finally, it becomes clear that increasing price with a lagged year increased current tomato cultivated area, production, and the number of farmers.