Food Security in the Middle East

This volume comprises original, empirically- grounded chapters that collectively offer the most comprehensive study available to date on food security in the Middle East.

Food Security in the Middle East

This volume comprises original, empirically- grounded chapters that collectively offer the most comprehensive study available to date on food security in the Middle East. The book starts with a theoretical framing of the phenomena of food security and food sovereignty and presents empirical case studies of Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen, the Persian Gulf states and Iran. Some of the major themes examined include the ascent and decline of various food regimes, urban agriculture, overseas agricultural land purchases, national food self-sufficiency strategies, distribution networks and food consumption patterns, and nutrition transitions and healthcare. Collectively, the chapters represent highly original contributions to the disciplines of political science, economics, agricultural studies, and healthcare policy.

The Politics of Food Security

This book compares the food security policies of selected countries in Asia and the Middle East, and reviews the outcomes of policy applications in a broader context.

The Politics of Food Security

The layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition technique is a versatile approach for preparing nanoscale multimaterial films: the fabrication of multicomposite films by the LbL procedure allows the combination of literally hundreds of different materials with nanometer thickness in a single device to obtain novel or superior performance. In the last 15 years the LbL technique has seen considerable developments and has now reached a point where it is beginning to find applications in bioengineering and biomedical engineering. The book gives a thorough overview of applications of the LbL technique in the context of bioengineering and biomedical engineering where the last years have witnessed tremendous progress. The first part familiarizes the reader with the specifics of cell-film interactions that need to be taken into account for successful application of the LbL method in biological environments. The second part focuses on LbL-derived small drug delivery systems and antibacterial agents, and the third part covers nano- and microcapsules as drug carriers and biosensors. The fourth and last part focuses on larger-scale biomedical applications of the LbL method such as engineered tissues and implant coatings.

Food Insecurity and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa

The book contributes to uncovering the historical backdrop and contemporary pressures in the Middle East and North Africa for the uprisings of 2010 and 2011.

Food Insecurity and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa

‘Food Insecurity and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa’ studies the political economy of agrarian transformation in the eponymous regions. Examining Egypt and Tunisia in detail as case studies, it critiques the dominant tropes of food security offered by the international financial institutions and promotes the importance of small-scale family farming in developing sustainable food sovereignty. Egypt and Tunisia are located in the context of the broader Middle East and broader processes of war, environmental transformation and economic reform. The book contributes to uncovering the historical backdrop and contemporary pressures in the Middle East and North Africa for the uprisings of 2010 and 2011. It also explores the continued failure of post-uprising counter-revolutionary governments to directly address issues of rural development that put the position and role of small farmers centre stage.

Integrated Water Resources Management and Security in the Middle East

The “food security” concept has been widely used dealing with food issues in the
Middle East and in the MENA region (Lofgren, 2003; FAO, 2005). According to
Diaz-Bonilla et al. (2000) the MENA region was highly food- insecure due to the ...

Integrated Water Resources Management and Security in the Middle East

This volume brings together diverse voices relating to the critical issue of water management in one of the world’s most politically volatile areas: the Middle East. The book collects the opinions of Palestinians, Israelis, Jordanians as well as international experts on creating a holistic and comprehensive view of water management challenges and strategies in the Middle East.

Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security

Food security is enhanced through improving resilience of farming communities,
embracing sustainable farming methods and ... the notion of “self-reliance” as a
more appropriate policy conceptualization of food security in the Middle East.

Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security

Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security provides the first comprehensive look at Middle East security issues that includes both traditional and emerging security threats. Taking a broad perspective on security, the volume offers both analysis grounded in the ‘hard’ military and state security discourse but also delves into the ‘soft’ aspects of security employing a human security perspective. As such the volume addresses imminent challenges to security, such as the ones relating directly to the war in Syria, but also the long-term challenges. The traditional security problems, which are deep-seated, are at risk of being exacerbated also by a lack of focus on emerging vulnerabilities in the region. While taking as a point of departure the prevalent security discourse, the volume also goes beyond the traditional focus on military or state security and consider non-traditional security challenges. This book provides a state-of-the-art review of research on the key challenges for security in the Middle East; it will be a key resource for students and scholars interested in Security Studies, International Relations, Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies.

Water Resources in the Middle East

Such a policy traditionally has implied self-contained, domestically produced
food sufficiency. In the water short areas of the Middle East, insisting on a
national policy of food security often implies generating a perceived need to
assure local ...

Water Resources in the Middle East

This book presents various approaches to the resolution of the severe water resource issues of the Middle East, with particular emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian water conflicts. The authors include leading Palestinian and Israeli water experts who have worked together on joint research projects aimed at building up mutual understanding and respect. The studies consider the various approaches that could be used to improve cooperation and solve the problems arising from conflicting interests.

Middle East News Economic Weekly

AGRICULTURE FAO's REPORT INDICATES : EGYPT'S FOOD SECURITY
LEVEL UP a 100 , Egypt's wheat production increase in 1993 has reflected
favourably well on the country's food security level which reached 91.2 out of total
of which ...

Middle East News Economic Weekly


The Quarterly Index Islamicus

The Quarterly Index Islamicus

A bibliography of books and index of articles in periodicals on Islam and the Muslim world. Also includes reviews.

Oil for Food

Oil for Food draws on extensive sources and interviews to tell the story of how Arab Gulf countries reacted to the 2008 global food crisis.

Oil for Food

Oil for Food draws on extensive sources and interviews to tell the story of how Arab Gulf countries reacted to the 2008 global food crisis. It argues against the hype created around so called land grabs and analyzes the geopolitical implications behind the investment drive of Arab Gulf countries in food insecure countries like Sudan or Pakistan.

14 16 1994

In the analysis , trade liberalization corresponds to greater integration of Middle
East markets for staple food ... gains in food security , owing to the present extent
of regional and international grain imports by the Middle East countries on a ...

                                                                                                                                               14 16          1994

Economic cooperation in the Middle East, potentialities and challenges; articles of the conference held in May 14-16, 1994.

Food Problems and Prospects in the Middle East : [ 12132 ] " Food Production in
the Arab States : The Applications of the ... ( A Paper Presented to the World Food
Council , 5th Session , 1979 ) : ( 15017 ] Food Security in the Muslim World ...


The National Geographical Journal of India

In other words , it correlation between levels of development of food n be said
that the eastern half of the middle security . This has been observed both at
macro inga plain suffers from serious insecurity . as well as at micro levels where
 ...

The National Geographical Journal of India


Regional Cooperation to Improve Food Security in the Southern and Eastern African Countries

Sub - Saharan Africa , which produced the smallest quantities of meat , milk , and
eggs , also used the smallest amount of feedgrains , mainly coarse grains . More
than two - thirds of the livestock feed in North Africa / Middle East was also in ...

Regional Cooperation to Improve Food Security in the Southern and Eastern African Countries


Irrigation in the Middle East Region in Figures

In general , the nature of the food insecurity problem in the Occupied Palestinian
Territory is essentially due to : i . reliance on imports of basic staples ( wheat / rice
) ; ii . lack of adequate purchasing power of the poor linked to inadequate ...

Irrigation in the Middle East Region in Figures

This AQUASTAT report presents the most recent information available on water availability and its use in the 18 countries and territories in the Middle East region, with an emphasis on agricultural water use and management. It contains the relevant tables and maps, and a regional synopsis emphasizing the subregional characteristics of this large and diverse region. It also analyses the changes that have occurred since the first survey in 1997. Finally it gives a more detailed description of four transboundary river basins in the region, highlighting the different levels of cooperation and the agreements between countries located in the same river basin: the Euphrates–Tigris River Basin, the Kura–Araks River Basin, the Asi–Orontes River Basin and the Jordan River Basin.

Water Scarcity and Security Concerns in the Middle East

In the Middle East , as in other developing areas of the world , a vicious cycle of
human and resource impoverishment has set in . ... National security thus
translates into food security , and food security depends upon water security .
Food can ...

Water Scarcity and Security Concerns in the Middle East


Middle East Review

However it should also boost measures , co - ordinated by the Arab League , to
increase food security in the Middle East . It might even prove a stimulus to the
liberalisation of intra - Arab agricultural trade . The MOTOKOV Foreign Trade ...

Middle East Review


Where Environmental Concerns and Security Strategies Meet

Food self - sufficiency in the Middle East has assumed both political and
economic cachet . However , the attainment of this goal in the face of growing
populations and increasing water constraints will call for increasingly
sophisticated - and ...

Where Environmental Concerns and Security Strategies Meet

Explores the ways environmental issues may lead to international conflict, and identifies strategies that might head off potential conflict.

Agriculture in the Middle East

TEN ISSUES OF FOOD SECURITY IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES The problem of
food security in the Arab world is of concern to virtually all its inhabitants , and in
particular decision - makers and specialists in the field who are well aware of the
 ...

Agriculture in the Middle East

Produced by the Professors World Peace Academy, this collection of essays by Middle Eastern scholars and experts examines the problems of a vast, largely arid region where the demand for food far outstrips the productive capacity of the land. The essays are grouped within five sections: water resources, agricultural production, the food production-consumption gap, problems confronting agricultural production, and prospects and potentials for agriculture and food production. Acidic paper. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Rural Women and Food Security

FAO ( 1995 ) Assessing the impact of economic policy on food security : a training
manual . Rome : FAO . FAO ( 1995c ) ... FAO / RNEA ( 1994 ) Changes in food
consumption patterns in the Arab Middle Eastern countries . Cairo : FAO / RNEA .

Rural Women and Food Security

At the World Food Summit in 1996, governments acknowledged the fundamental contribution of women to food security, and agreed to promote women's' full and equal participation in the economy. This documents provides an overview of the roles of women as key actors for sustainable rural development, as food producers and consumers, in the context of global and regional agricultural trends.

The Middle East Magazine

He spoke to The Middle East shortly after the First Arab Businessmen's and
Investors Conference , held in Taif , about the role of Arab investors in regional
development . New forum focuses on food security The Middle East : What was
Did the ...

The Middle East Magazine