International Conference on "Tropical agriculture as last frontier? Food Import Needs of the Middle East and North Africa, Ecological Risks and New Dimensions of South-South Cooperation with Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia”
Jointly organized by The King’s College London (KCL), OCP Policy Center, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and Wageningen University.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is among the most water-stressed regions in the world. Affordable food imports are crucial for its future food security and countries with tropical agriculture like Brazil have played an increasing role in MENA food supplies. Apart from policy options to sustainably intensify regional agricultural production, trade will play a crucial role for MENA economies to achieve food security.
Given the environmental value and sensitivity of tropical ecosystems sustainable intensification in countries like Brazil, Sub-Sahara Africa and South East Asia is crucial. For this reason, King’s College London (KCL), the OCP Policy Center, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), the Getulyo Vargas Foundation and Wageningen University organize an international conference on.Keep me informed