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Sultan Qaboos University, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences

March 02-04, 2010
International Conference "Food Security in the Arab Countries: New Challenges and Opportunities in the Context of Price Volatility"
Muscat, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
The conference will discuss food security in its domestic and international dimensions and in the light of the recent global food crisis. Topics: 1. Global food price drivers and future trends 2. The new food price environment and implications for trade 3. The role of local production systems in ensuring food security 4. Poverty analysis, impact assessment and nutrition 5. Qualitative and quantitative assessment of national food policies in the Arab region 6. Supply chain management and strategic food reserves 7. Macroeconomic policies, food inflation and the exchange rate factor (particularly for GCC countries) 8. Agriculture and food security and the Doha development agenda 9. Food consumption patterns in the Arab region 10. Strategies for reducing food losses 11. Strategies to overcome water scarcity in the Arab region 12. The virtual water hypothesis and international trade. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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