Book cover of Food Security in the Middle East by Zahra Babar and Suzi Mirgani.

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.

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