Saudi Vision 2030 evaluation

  Following the collapse of oil prices in mid-2014 and the pressure to balance the fiscal budget, the Saudi leadership headed by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed launched Saudi Vision 2030. Saudi Vision 2030 aimed to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil revenue, transform and diversify the economy, and improve public sector services ranging … Read more

Preventing future food security crises in the Arab world

History repeats itself and, after more than a decade, food security is again at the top of the agenda of governments worldwide, calling to mind the food crisis of 2007-08. Agriculture, food systems and supply chains are facing multiple challenges: The COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, natural calamities caused by climate change, supply … Read more

Why urban farming is the need of the hour in the pandemic era

Why urban farming is the need of the hour in the pandemic era Urban agriculture is the cultivation of vegetables and plants, and the raising of animals, poultry and fish within and around city limits to provide fresh food, create employment, recycle waste, and strengthen cities’ resilience to climate change.   Urban agriculture is the … Read more

Human Rights and Human Basic Needs

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights Can an economy based on human rights provide the necessary needs for human beings?    We celebrate International Human Rights Day 2021 under the theme Equality: That “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” This takes place on … Read more

Egyptian agriculture: Incentives, obstacles

Egyptian agriculture: Incentives, obstacles

Egypt has an abundance of fertile agricultural lands and plenty of irrigation waters (Nile River, streams, rain waters and underground waters). The weather is favorable for the natural growth of various plants and different kinds of agricultural products (farm and horticulture). However, the dependence on manual cultivation and the failure of the government and private … Read more

Could private investment contribute to just resilience and food security in climate-affected agriculture? Gulf-East Africa linkages.

  Could private investment contribute to just resilience and food security in climate-affected agriculture? Gulf-East Africa linkages. Water, Population and Global Changes: Challenges and Opportunities. Cairo Water Week, 2021   The Cairo Water Week, considered the biggest water-related event in Egypt, aims to promote water awareness and discuss innovative approaches to face the most pressing … Read more