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Building Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area

Building Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area

  • Author: Maria Cristina Paciello
  • Publisher: Edizioni Nuova Cultura
  • ISBN: 8868125080
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 336
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Sustainable agrocolture and food security are of particular concern for the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and represent one of the biggest challenges facing the area. As a consequence of the region’s heavy reliance on food imports, the sharp increase in food prices since 2007 and the consequent world food crisis has had macro-economic problems (inflation, trade deficits, fiscal pressure), increased poverty and political instability. This challenge, coupled with the consequences of environmental degradation, water scarcity, urbanization and climate stress, call for the urgent development of sustainable agriculture has mostly been ignored in Euro-Mediterranean relations, due to strong opposition from the EU. However, academics and policymakers have increasingly acknowlendged that agriculture that needs to be placed at the core of Euro-Mediterranean regional cooperation. Given the sensitiveness and strategic importance of agriculture for both shores of the Mediterranean, the IAI and the OCP Policy Center jointly organized a two-day conference in Rabat on November 20-21, 2014, to discuss food security and agriculture challeges in the framework of Euro-Mediterranean relations. The present colume collects the updated and revised versions of the twelve papers that were discussed in that meeting.

Food Security and Sustainability

Food Security and Sustainability

Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains

  • Author: George Mergos,Marina Papanastassiou
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319407902
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 268
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This edited volume brings together contributions from experts on a range of food security issues, and examines them through a number of case studies. A Millennium Development goal and important policy concern, food security is experiencing renewed interest due to globalisation, which has led to population affluence, changing consumption, and production and trade patterns. The authors discuss how globalisation brings a new dimension to the discussion on public policy on food security, and consider the extent to which Global Value Chains (GVCs) dominate trade, investment and international agricultural markets. Food Security and Sustainability therefore sheds new light on the nexus of food security and globalization, as well as its implications for investment and financing in the agro-food sector. The volume draws on papers presented at the inaugural Workshop of the Mediterranean Center for Food Security and Sustainable Growth (MED-SEC), an international network of academics focusing on issues of development, sustainability and food security.

Agriculture and economic transformation in the Middle East and North Africa: A review of the past with lessons for the future

Agriculture and economic transformation in the Middle East and North Africa: A review of the past with lessons for the future

  • Author: Nin-Pratt, Alejandro,El-Enbaby, Hoda,Figueroa, Jose Luis,ElDidi, Hagar,Breisinger, Clemens
  • Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • ISBN: 0896292959
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 114
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The agriculture sector is key for economic and social development, but the sector’s potential has not received enough attention from policy makers and stakeholders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Political transitions, instability, and the resulting refugee crisis have shifted focus away from other pressing development challenges, including slow progress in economic diversification, high unemployment, and persistent high food insecurity and rural poverty. Despite its small contribution to GDP, agriculture is strategic for sustainable development in the MENA countries. Agriculture, for example, is central to achieve food and water security in a region characterized as one of the most food insecure and water scarce in the world. The sector’s role in employment is also central, given the region’s high structural unemployment. However, it will not be possible for MENA countries to develop agriculture without a pathway to structural economic transformation. The region has already started the process of transformation but longstanding challenges remain. This report aims to examine the drivers, constraints, and social implications of agricultural development in MENA and to explore possible cornerstones for new and sustainable development strategies in the context of economic transformation. More specifically, the report provides answers to the following questions: • What development strategies and policies did governments in MENA put in place over the past three decades and how did they affect the performance of agriculture? • How did the structural characteristics of the MENA countries affect agricultural development and the economic transformation process in the region? • What did we learn from the past performance of agriculture? What should be the central elements guiding future agricultural policies? • What are elements of a new and sustainable development strategy in MENA countries? • What is the role of agriculture and agro-industries for development in MENA?

Water and Land Security in Drylands

Water and Land Security in Drylands

Response to Climate Change

  • Author: Mohamed Ouessar,Donald Gabriels,Atsushi Tsunekawa,Steven Evett
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319540211
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 348
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This book presents recent lessons learned in the context of research and development for various dryland ecosystems, focusing on water resources management, land and vegetation cover degradation and remediation, and socioeconomic aspects, as well as integrated approaches to ensuring water and land security in view of the current and predicted climate change. As water and land are the essential bases of food production, the management of these natural resources is becoming a cornerstone for the development of dryland populations. The book gathers the peer-reviewed, revised versions of the most outstanding papers on these topics presented at the ILDAC2015 Conference in Djerba, Tunisia.

Sharing Knowledge Across the Mediterranean Area

Sharing Knowledge Across the Mediterranean Area

Towards a Partnership for Sustainable Management of Resources and the Prevention of Catastrophes

  • Author: P. Faugeras,A. Hoummada,R. Klapisch
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 1607502100
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 292
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Learning what the most common errors are in creating or reading engineering drawings-and then learning how to avoid them altogether-has untold benefits for all engineers, technicians and draftsmen, be they mechanical engineers, product designers, manufact

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Aspects of Euro-Mediteranean Business Cooperation

  • Author: Konstadinos Mattas,George Baourakis,Constantin Zopounidis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319771221
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 141
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This book brings together research on cooperative management from the agriculture and food sector. By examining issues from food-policy, trade and environmental perspectives and presenting both methodological and empirical work, it allows readers to develop a deeper understanding of collective management processes and cooperative initiatives, and provides a theoretical background for promoting research in the various sectors in which market communities operate. On a more global level the offers insights into how to building powerful tools for decision making, particularly at a time when agriculture and the economy alike are affected by a volatile political, social and economical environment and are forced to undergo major structural changes.

Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Change

Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Change

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Rural Development Institute
  • ISBN: 1895397812
  • Category: Agriculture and state
  • Page: 505
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"This book focuses on three multi-faceted aspects of rural sustainability: farms and farming, the remaking of rural communities and rural spaces, and policy and action in rural development. The research is focused on three global regions: North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Australia."--back cover.

Indicators for the Sustainable Development of Finfish Mediterranean Aquaculture

Indicators for the Sustainable Development of Finfish Mediterranean Aquaculture

Highlights from the InDAM Project

  • Author: General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
  • Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 218
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"The document "Indicators for the sustainable development of finfish Mediterranean aquaculture: highlights from the InDAM Project" reports the activities carried out during the first year of the InDAM Project "Indicators for Sustainable Development of Aquaculture and Guidelines for their use in the Mediterranean", in support to the GFCM CAQ Working Group on Sustainability in Aquaculture (WGSA). The project focuses on the practical use of the indicators for sustainable aquaculture and their adaptation to the Mediterranean Region. The methodology applied for the identification of the preliminary list of indicators was based on the PCI (Principles, Criteria and Indicators) approach and took into consideration the main outcomes and achievements of the recent projects carried out in the Mediterranean on the identification of indicators for sustainable aquaculture. The document also reports the results of the workshop on the "Selection of indicators for the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean Sea" (27-28 November 2008, Montpellier, France), the expert meeting on "Indicators for the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean Sea" (24-26 February 2009, Montpellier, France) and the workshop on "Guidelines and application of indicators for sustainable development of aquaculture" (19-20 November 2009, Salammbô, Tunisia), with recommendations given by the WGSA. The two pilot studies on the selection and evaluation of the indicators for aquaculture sustainable development carried out in Mugla, Turkey, and Monastir, Tunisia, are described. The report also includes a series of documents gathered and produced by the experts involved in InDAM activities."--Page 4 of cover.

The Courier

The Courier

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Developing countries
  • Page: N.A
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Annual report 2014 on the European Union's development and external assistance policies and their implementation in 2013

Annual report 2014 on the European Union's development and external assistance policies and their implementation in 2013

Staff Working Document

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789279392443
  • Category:
  • Page: 221
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Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions

Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions

Proceedings of Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-1), Tunisia 2017

  • Author: Amjad Kallel,Mohamed Ksibi,Hamed Ben Dhia,Nabil Khélifi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319705482
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 2023
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This volume includes the papers presented during the 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI) which was held in Sousse, Tunisia in November 2017. This conference was jointly organized by the editorial office of the Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration in Sfax, Tunisia and Springer (MENA Publishing Program) in Germany. It aimed to give a more concrete expression to the Euro-Mediterranean integration process by supplementing existing North-South programs and agreements with a new multilateral scientific forum that emphasizes in particular the vulnerability and proactive remediation of the Euro-Mediterranean region from an environmental point of view. This volume gives a general and brief overview on current research focusing on emerging environmental issues and challenges and its applications to a variety of problems in the Euro-Mediterranean zone and surrounding regions. It contains over five hundred and eighty carefully refereed short contributions to the conference. Topics covered include (1) innovative approaches and methods for environmental sustainability, (2) environmental risk assessment, bioremediation, ecotoxicology, and environmental safety, (3) water resources assessment, planning, protection, and management, (4) environmental engineering and management, (5) natural resources: characterization, assessment, management, and valorization, (6) intelligent techniques in renewable energy (biomass, wind, waste, solar), (7) sustainable management of marine environment and coastal areas, (8) remote sensing and GIS for geo-environmental investigations, (9) environmental impacts of geo/natural hazards (earthquakes, landslides, volcanic, and marine hazards), and (10) the environmental health science (natural and social impacts on Human health). Presenting a wide range of topics and new results, this edited volume will appeal to anyone working in the subject area, including researchers and students interested to learn more about new advances in environmental research initiatives in view of the ever growing environmental degradation in the Euro-Mediterranean region, which has turned environmental and resource protection into an increasingly important issue hampering sustainable development and social welfare.

Annual Report 2012 on the European Union's Development and External Assistance Policies and Their Implementation in 2011

Annual Report 2012 on the European Union's Development and External Assistance Policies and Their Implementation in 2011

  • Author: European Commission
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789279255786
  • Category: Economic assistance
  • Page: 222
  • View: 7244
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Agriculture and Rural Development

Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: N.A
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World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: N.A
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OECD-Umweltausblick bis 2050 Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

OECD-Umweltausblick bis 2050 Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264172866
  • Category:
  • Page: 400
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Wie werden wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklungen die Umwelt bis 2050 beeinflussen? Welche Maßnahmen sind nötig, um den wichtigsten ökologischen Herausforderungen zu begegnen, und mit welchen Konsequenzen müssen wir im Falle von politischer Untätigkeit rechnen? Der Umweltausblick liefert Analysen ökonomischer und ökologischer Trends. Im Zentrum der Projektionen stehen vier Bereiche, anhand derer sich die Zukunft unseres Planeten entscheiden wird: Klimawandel, Artenvielfalt, Wasser sowie Umwelt und Gesundheit.

Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Bericht der Weltkommission für Umwelt und Entwicklung

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 348
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Hearing to Review the Opportunities and Benefits of Agricultural Biotechnology

Hearing to Review the Opportunities and Benefits of Agricultural Biotechnology

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, June 23, 2011

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agricultural biotechnology
  • Page: 153
  • View: 9344
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Yearbook of International Organizations

Yearbook of International Organizations

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: International agencies
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  • View: 1597
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The Malaysian Forester

The Malaysian Forester

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Forests and forestry
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 3352
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