Bread, known as aish, or life, is a vital component of the Egyptian diet . In 1993, the country produced 4.5 million tons of wheat on 2.2 million feddans. Given the crucial role wheat plays in Egypt, CLAES cooperated with the Intelligent Systems laboratory at Michigan State University in developing the Egyptian Regional Wheat Management System, funded by NARP a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project. This project integrates an expert system with a crop simulation model and aims at addressing all aspects of irrigated wheat management in Egypt. In order to achieve this goal, the system is designed to perform the following functions:

Main subsystems of the Neper Wheat are:

Principal Investigators :



List of Project Scientists

Sites where system is deployed

Neper has been distributed to: three Research Stations (Nobaria, Gemmiza, Kasassian), two sites (Nobaria, Al-Bostan), and the Institute for Field Crops.
Contact person: Samhaa El Beltagy

return to the CLAES home page
Last update: 12/11/1996