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Food Security in the Middle East

Zahra Babar and Suzi Mirgani

Abstract

This book analyses both the historic trajectories of agricultural development in the Middle East, and how the globalisation of food production has impacted domestic food security and food sovereignty. The volume draws on original research conducted on the causes and consequences of food security in the Middle East at national and regional levels as well as household and individual levels. Impacting the formulation of thinking on food security in the Middle East is a historical memory of food shortages and dependency on food aid schemes. If past economic and political factors led to disruptions ... More

Keywords: food security, food sovereignty, food self-sufficiency, Middle East, rentier earnings, globalisation, political economy, nutrition transition, supermarket transition, obesity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199361786
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361786.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zahra Babar, editor
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Suzi Mirgani, editor
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

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