Food Security in the Middle East


This book is comprised of original, empirically grounded chapters that collectively offer the most comprehensive study available to date on food security in the Middle East. Babar and Mirgani start with a theoretical framing of the phenomena of food security and food sovereignty and then present 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.

The chapters in this volume grew out of two working group meetings held under the auspices of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar

Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2014

Zahra Babar, Suzi Mirgani, eds.; CIRS