Markets, power, and potatoes An analysis of agricultural trade between Egypt and Europe

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Despite Egypt's substantial agricultural sector, it grapples with severe food insecurity, relying heavily on volatile global wheat imports. Climate change exacerbates threats to agriculture, impacting small-scale farming in North Africa. High poverty rates, worsened by the 2016 economic crisis, hinder nutrition improvement, especially for children. Egypt's neoliberal agricultural policies prioritise profit, favouring large-scale farming and food imports over self-sufficiency. This report scrutinises Egypt's trade agreements, focusing on the EU, evaluating their impact on food security, poverty, and sustainable development, using the potato value chain as a case study.

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About markets, power, and potatoes

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Mohamed Ramadan

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