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The Resource Food, agriculture, and economic policy in the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Hans Lofgren, (electronic book)

Food, agriculture, and economic policy in the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Hans Lofgren, (electronic book)

Label
Food, agriculture, and economic policy in the Middle East and North Africa
Title
Food, agriculture, and economic policy in the Middle East and North Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hans Lofgren
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume brings together a set of studies analyzing different aspects of food and agriculture in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This sector is of crucial importance to the MENA economies, especially in terms of employment. Agriculture is particularly important for the poor, both on the consumption side - a large part of their budget is allocated to food - and as a source of incomes as most of the poor live in rural areas where agriculture dominates. Agriculture production in MENA is severely constrained by water scarcity and low, irregular rainfall. Sustainability is a major concern in many parts of the region as the quality of land and water resources is deterioration and scarcity becomes more severe due to growing competition from other parts of the economy. The fact that the region relies on imports for a large share of its food consumption is a major concern for policymakers who view this as a threat to national food security and a source of political vulnerability. The studies included in this volume range from regional overview to micro studies. The chapters with a country focus cover issues that are recurrent in many MENA countries, giving them a broader relevance. The analyses cover policy issues in a wide range of areas - water, drought management, agriculture technology, producer and consumer subsidies, domestic food distribution, and foreign trade - and discusses how coordinated policies in these and other areas can contribute to more rapid, sustainable growth and poverty reduction
Member of
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Dewey number
338.1/856
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD2056.5
LC item number
.F66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Löfgren, Hans
Series statement
Research in Middle East economics
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agriculture
  • Food supply
  • Agriculture
  • Food supply
  • Middle East
  • Africa, North
Label
Food, agriculture, and economic policy in the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Hans Lofgren, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Food security, poverty, and economic policy in the Middle East and North Africa / Hans Lofgren, Alan Richards -- The political economy and distributional impact of the Egyptian food subsidy system / Richard H. Adams -- Adjustment of wheat production to market reform in Egypt / Mylène Kherallah, Nicholas Minot, Peter Gruhn -- Price policy, irreversible investment, and the scale of agricultural mechanization in Egypt / John Kerr -- Food security in Tunisia : trends and policy options / Mohamed Abdelbasset Chemingui, Sébastien Dessus -- Micro-economic perspectives on Tunisia's agro-export strategy / Jeremy D. Foltz -- Policy and progress in Moroccan agriculture : a retrospective and perspective / Channing Arndt, Wallace E. Tyner -- Yemeni agriculture : historical overview, policy lessons and prospects / Jeffrey B. Nugent -- Structural change in agriculture and water requirements in Turkey / Serdar Sayan, Nazmi Demir -- Urban food security, the rural Hinterland, and Istanbul's lower income migrant households / Paul J. Kaldjian -- From citrus to cellphones? Agriculture as source of new comparative advantage in the Middle East and North Africa / Julia Devlin -- Politics, economics and (virtual) water : A discursive analysis of water policies in the Middle East and North Africa / J. Anthony Allan, Jennifer C. Olmsted -- Managing livestock in drought-prone areas of the Middle East and North Africa : policy issues / Peter Hazell, Peter Oram, Nabil Chaherli
Control code
bslw06443846
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 337 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849501934
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Lccn
2002192478
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Food, agriculture, and economic policy in the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Hans Lofgren, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Food security, poverty, and economic policy in the Middle East and North Africa / Hans Lofgren, Alan Richards -- The political economy and distributional impact of the Egyptian food subsidy system / Richard H. Adams -- Adjustment of wheat production to market reform in Egypt / Mylène Kherallah, Nicholas Minot, Peter Gruhn -- Price policy, irreversible investment, and the scale of agricultural mechanization in Egypt / John Kerr -- Food security in Tunisia : trends and policy options / Mohamed Abdelbasset Chemingui, Sébastien Dessus -- Micro-economic perspectives on Tunisia's agro-export strategy / Jeremy D. Foltz -- Policy and progress in Moroccan agriculture : a retrospective and perspective / Channing Arndt, Wallace E. Tyner -- Yemeni agriculture : historical overview, policy lessons and prospects / Jeffrey B. Nugent -- Structural change in agriculture and water requirements in Turkey / Serdar Sayan, Nazmi Demir -- Urban food security, the rural Hinterland, and Istanbul's lower income migrant households / Paul J. Kaldjian -- From citrus to cellphones? Agriculture as source of new comparative advantage in the Middle East and North Africa / Julia Devlin -- Politics, economics and (virtual) water : A discursive analysis of water policies in the Middle East and North Africa / J. Anthony Allan, Jennifer C. Olmsted -- Managing livestock in drought-prone areas of the Middle East and North Africa : policy issues / Peter Hazell, Peter Oram, Nabil Chaherli
Control code
bslw06443846
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 337 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849501934
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Lccn
2002192478
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote

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