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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa
Economic Affairs Officer, PSDFD- Agriculture & Business Enabling Environment Section
Medhat El-Helepi is an Economic Affairs Officer at the Agriculture & Business Enabling Environment Section of the Private Sector Development & Finance Division. His areas of expertise include macroeconomics and agricultural economics. Prior to joining ECA, he worked as a Senior Economist and Coordinator for the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) in Kenya and as an Assistant Professor for Cairo University, Egypt, where he taught marketing, microeconomics, macroeconomics and agribusiness. He is associated with the African and Egyptian Association for Agricultural Economists. Recent publications address topics such as macroeconomic policy and sustainable agriculture for structural transformation and regional overview of food security and nutrition in Africa. Mr. El-Helepi holds a Ph.D. in macroeconomics from the Cairo University, Egypt, and a Master in environmental economics from McGill University, Canada.
Areas of Expertise
Agribusiness, Agricultural And Food Systems, Agricultural Economics And Policy, Agricultural Environment And Natural Resources, Agricultural Value Chain, Agricultural/environmental Economics, Economics, Food Security, International Trade, Macroeconomics


Agricultural Economics
Cairo University
Doctoral degree in Philosophical Sciences. Dissertation Title: “The Impact of Macroeconomic Policies on the Agricultural Development in Egypt, 1970-2002”.
Master's Degree
Agricultural Economics
McGill University
M.Sc. Thesis Title: “Energy and Economic Analyses of Plasticulture and Conventional Systems”
Bachelor's degree
Cairo University
B.Sc. in Agricultural Science with concentration on Agricultural Economics




2019 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition. Containing the damage of economic slowdowns and downturns to food insecurity in Africa. FAO, ECA and AUC. 2020. Accra.

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