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Add to Calendar 29/05/2017 09:00 02/06/2017 17:00 Africa/Casablanca 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 wi... OCP Policy Center, Rabat OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, June 2, 2017 - 17:00

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.

Objectives :

• 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.

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About the Speaker :
  • Isabelle Tsakok

    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.