Food Security in the Middle East

Paperback | November 29, 2014

EditorZahra Babar, Suzi Mirgani

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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 empiricalcase 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, distributionnetworks 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.

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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 empiricalcase studies of Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egy...

Zahra Babar is project manager at the Center for International and Regional Studies of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Her current research interests lie in gender and development, Persian Gulf migration policy, and GCC integration. Suzi Mirgani is manager and editor for publications at the Center for Inter...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.1 inPublished:November 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199361789

ISBN - 13:9780199361786

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1. Mehran Kamrava and Zahra Babar: Food Security and Food Sovereignty in the Middle East2. Eckart Woertz: Historic Food Regimes and the Middle East3. Jane Harrigan: An Economic Analysis of National Food Sovereignty Policies in the Middle East: The Case of Lebanon and Jordan4. Raymond Bush: Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Egypt5. Habibollah Salami, Toktam Mohtashami and Mohamad Saeid Noori Naeini: Prospects for Food Self-Sufficiency in Iran in 20256. Martha Mundy, Amin al-Hakimi and Frederic Pelat: Neither Security nor Sovereignty: Agriculture and Food Production in Yemen7. Shadi Hamadeh, Salwa Tohme Tawk and Mounir Abi Said: Urban Agriculture and Food Security in the Middle Eastern Context: A Case Study from Lebanon and Jordan8. Karin Seyfert, Jad Chabaan and Hala Ghattas: Food Security and the Supermarket Transition in the Middle East-Two Case Studies9. Mary Ann Tetreault, Deborah L Wheeler and Benjamin Shepherd: Win-Win versus Lose-Lose: Investments in Foreign Agriculture as a Food Security Strategy of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf10. Elisa Cavatorta and Sam Waples: Food Insecurity in the West Bank11. Tahra Elobeid and Abdelmoniem Hassan: The Nutrition Transition and Obesity in Qatar

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"This book is a fresh look at the challenges and opportunities associated with food security facing by the Middle East. The thorough treatment of a broad range of topics from trade to self-sufficiency, and from nutrition to the supermarket revolution and emerging dietary habits make it a trulyunique read. Particularly insightful is the overall food supply and demand framework that is the starting point for the analysis in each chapter." --Dr. Julian A. Lampietti, Practice Leader, The World Bank