The "Food Security and Food Sovereignty in the Middle East" Summary Report details the findings presented in the research initiative through working group meetings. The initiative is comprised of original, empirically-grounded investigations that collectively offer the most comprehensive study available to date on food security in the Middle East. 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.
Keywords: Food Security, Food Sovereignty, Middle East, Gulf Cooperation Council
Kamrava, Mehran and Babar, Zahra and Woertz, Eckert and Harrigan, Jane and Bush, Raymond and Salami, Habibollah and MOHTASHAMI, TOKTAM and Noori Naeini, Mohamad and Mundy, Martha and Al-Hakimi, Amin and Pelat, Frederic and Hamadeh, Shadi and Tawk, Salwa and Said, Mounir Abi and Seyfert, Karin and Chaaban, Jad and Ghattas, Hala and Tétreault, Mary Ann and Wheeler, Deborah and Shepherd, Benjamin and Cavatorta, Elisa and Waples, Sam and ElObeid, Tahra and Hassan, Abdelmoniem, Food Security and Food Sovereignty in the Middle East (2012). CIRS Summary Report, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2839219 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2839219