Document Type : Original Article
Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Environmental Research, Ain Shams University
Egypt is considered one of the oldest countries that knew agriculture in the world from a long time ago. It was also famous for its cultivation of certain crops over a long period of time, and the name of Egypt was associated with these crops due to the long period of cultivation and export to other countries. Traditional, while there are other crops that the Egyptian farmer did not grow accustomed to until recently, so they were known as non-traditional crops, including medicinal and aromatic plants. The area of medicinal and aromatic plants during the study period ranged between a minimum of about 45 and 60% of thousand acres in 2013 and a maximum of about 108.74 thousand acres in 2019 and an annual average of about 80.64 thousand acres during the period (2005 to 2020). The Artemisia crop in Banouj is the most important type of medicinal and aromatic plants cultivated in Egypt, where the average cultivated area reached about 14,406.20 acres, which represents about 14.91% of the average area of medicinal and aromatic plants during the study period.