JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Agricultural Trade and Food Security in the Euro-Med Area

Sep 25 2014
Sep 26 2014
Antalya
(TR)

Workshop jointly organised by the JRC IPTS Agrilife Unit and Akdeniz University, Department of Economics and Economic Research Center on Mediterranean Countries (CREM); with support from Enlargement and Integration Action of the EC Joint Research Centre.

 

Agenda

 

Session 1. Selected challenges: trade, institutions, market information


Measuring and Decomposing Cost of Agricultural Trade Between Turkey, the EU and MENA Countries
Selim Çağatay, Akdeniz University


Modelling trade facilitation in Euro-Med Area
Chahir Zaki, University of Cairo


How Does Institutional Convergence Help Agricultural Trade in the Euro-Med Area?
Suleyman Degirmen, Mersin University


The impact of NTMs on agro-food trade between the EU and selected MENA countries
A. Ali Koç, Akdeniz University


Trade integration in North Africa and Food Security
Pierre Boulanger, JRC IPTS


MED-AMIN: a Mediterranean network on agricultural markets information for food security purposes
Christine Ton Nu, CIHEAM-IAMM

 

 

Session 2. Selected challenges: productivity, climate change, water


Agricultural Productivity Growth in the Euro-Med region: empirical convergence?
Mattas Konstadinos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Climate change, agriculture and trade: impacts and dynamics for Turkey
Hasan Dudu, JRC IPTS


Water policy, poverty reduction and food security: a comparative wide analysis for Morocco and Tunisia
Chokri Thabet, Higher Agronomic Institute of Chott Meriem

 

 

Panel Session 1. Policies and Investments


Policies and Investments for Poverty Reduction and Food Security in the MENA+TI Countries
Clemens Breisinger, IFPRI

 


Session 3. Selected challenges: food waste, food chain, diets


Food losses and waste in the MENA countries: status, prospects, and strategies for reduction
Jennifer Smolak, FAO


Sustainability of food chains in the Euro-Med Area
Giulia Palma, CIHEAM-IAMM


Changing Diets in the MENA Countries: Implications for Nutrition and Food Security
Fatima Hachem, FAO



Panel Session 2. Projections and prospects


Food security in the Euro-Med Area in 2030
Anis Salem, Development Works

 


Integrated Agricultural Monitoring and Information System (AGRIMONIS -TARBiL)
Turgay Altilar, Istanbul Technical University