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Options to improve food security in North Africa: CGE modelling of deeper trade and investment integration with the European Union

Pierre Boulanger, Aikaterini Kavallari, Robert M'barek, Marie-Luise Rau and Martine Rutten
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Robert Mbarek

No 211366, 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy from International Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract: This paper presents some macro and food security impacts of deeper economic integration between the European Union and three North African countries, namely Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. It conducts a quantitative impact assessment of increase in trade and investment flows using the Modular Applied General Equilibrium Tool (MAGNET). Trade liberalization enhances food security by counteracting the rise in food prices, fostered by growing demand for agricultural products in North Africa. Investments either on the whole economy or targeted to cutting down losses (waste) in food production are modelled. Results suggest that economic growth is stimulated mostly by widespread productivity gains (not restricted to agri-food sector) and boosted by trade integration through removal of non-tariff measures.

Keywords: Food; Security; and; Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.211366

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