Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

“We should make it up to the peasants,” Muhsin al-Batran, erstwhile head of the economic affairs unit in Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture, told the official daily al-Ahram two months after the toppling of Husni Mubarak in 2011. “Make it up” -- why? And what is it that needs to be made up?

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How to cite this article:

Habib Ayeb, Ray Bush "Small Farmer Uprisings and Rural Neglect in Egypt and Tunisia," Middle East Report 272 (Fall 2014).