Governorate of Luxor


The Governorate of Luxor is located in Upper Egypt. It was upgraded from city following Presidential Decree 387 for the year 2009, particularly because 52% of its population is rural. Areas of cultivated land are estimated at 47,212 acres, while the area of arable reclaimable lands is estimated at 37,000 acres.



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Irrigation type

To be completed

Crop types

Agricultural activities are mainly in cultivation of sugarcane, local beans, wheat and maize, employing approximately 61% of the population

Data availability

Field monitoring agronomists will undertake the required measurements of soil moisture and soil salinity, meteorological data, evapotranspiration from eddy covariance, water and soil chemicals as well as crop characteristics like stomata resistance.