Skip to main content


The More and Better Food Demonstration Project in Egypt is the product of multidisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration among many Egyptian workers and institutions, with the National Research Centre (NRC) taking the leadership role. The ultimate goal of the project was to demonstrate the impact of science and technology on food, agriculture, and nutrition. The project was a major component of the Applied Science and Technology Research Program, a collaborative activity in science and technology for development supported by the Government of Egypt and the United States Agency for International Development during the years 1977-1986.

More and Better Food: An Egyptian Demonstration Project is a case study of agricultural, nutrition, and health interventions in three Egyptian villages; it was written to inform an interested audience of development specialists, administrators, and others concerned with the role of science and technology in socioeconomic development. This report documents the integrated effort of more than 400 scientists concerned with the problems of food and nutrition. It is a case study of a research institute (NRC) that has adapted its system and mobilized its manpower to address a major development problem. More and Better Food focuses on aspects of planning, priority selection, management, and program impacts, as well as lessons learned.

Suggested Citation

National Research Council. 1986. More and Better Food: An Egyptian Demonstration Project. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Import this citation to:

Publication Info

140 pages | 5 x 8 |  DOI:

What is skim?

The Chapter Skim search tool presents what we've algorithmically identified as the most significant single chunk of text within every page in the chapter. You may select key terms to highlight them within pages of each chapter.

Copyright Information

The National Academies Press (NAP) has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink service to offer you a variety of options for reusing NAP content. Through Rightslink, you may request permission to reprint NAP content in another publication, course pack, secure website, or other media. Rightslink allows you to instantly obtain permission, pay related fees, and print a license directly from the NAP website. The complete terms and conditions of your reuse license can be found in the license agreement that will be made available to you during the online order process. To request permission through Rightslink you are required to create an account by filling out a simple online form. The following list describes license reuses offered by the National Academies Press (NAP) through Rightslink:

  • Republish text, tables, figures, or images in print
  • Post on a secure Intranet/Extranet website
  • Use in a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Distribute via CD-ROM
  • Photocopy

Click here to obtain permission for the above reuses. If you have questions or comments concerning the Rightslink service, please contact:

Rightslink Customer Care
Tel (toll free): 877/622-5543
Tel: 978/777-9929

To request permission to distribute a PDF, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-624-6242 for pricing.

To request permission to translate a book published by the National Academies Press or its imprint, the Joseph Henry Press, pleaseclick here to view more information.

Loading stats for More and Better Food: An Egyptian Demonstration Project...