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Published: 25 April 2013

346 Pages | 4 Figures, 2 Maps, 13 Tables


ISBN: 9780199659487

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Oil for Food

The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East

Eckart Woertz

  • Concise overview of the Global Food Crisis and the Middle East
  • Sheds light on the geopolitical importance of food trade and food boycotts and how this has played out in the Middle East since World War II
  • Draws lessons from the failed Sudan bread-basket strategy of the 1970s
  • Analyzes the foreign agro-investments by Gulf countries- the so-called Gulf 'land grab'- and accounts for the gap between project plans and their actual implementation
  • Historical account of the political economy of Gulf agriculture and food security

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