Advanced Training in Agricultural Economics & Environment - Food Security and Policy
OCP Policy Center, Rabat.
Since independence Morocco has pursued food self-sufficiency to achieve food security at the national level. What has and has not worked in its approach and why? Should Morocco continue with its food self-sufficiency approach; if not, how should it change and what food security approach should it adopt? The course addresses these fundamental questions with a focus on the key issues that Morocco and comparator countries face, the solutions sought and the major questions – institutional and otherwise - that need to be addressed; and the types of policy approaches that have either been tried or proposed.
• Diagnose the main components promoting and / or undermining food security, at different levels and in different time horizons;
• Identify the main factors, both under and not under government control that can help or hurt, in specified situations and time horizons;
• Understand the arguments of different policy groups and think through what options, if any, exist to close the gaps, and still improve upon the current situation.
Isabelle Tsakok is an adjunct professor at SIPA, She holds a PhD in Economics. She has worked on development issues as World Bank staff for some 25 years, and subsequently as consultant. She has specialized in policy analysis; program and project formulation and evaluation, research and training in agriculture, agro-business, rural development and poverty reduction.