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La faim à l'ère de l'abondance. Causes naturelles et anthropiques de la crise alimentaire en Méditerranée

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  • Eugenia Ferragina
  • Désirée A.L. Quagliarotti
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    This article aims to explore the natural and anthropogenic causes of the food crisis in the Mediterranean and its impact on the development of the Region. Faced with a very modern European agriculture, the agricultural systems of southern Mediterranean maintain a structural weakness, partly due to natural constraints. This weakness is compounded by climate change which determines a decrease in water availability and penalizes agriculture. In the SEMC, the food crisis is the result of various local factors such as population dynamics which generate a sustained demand for food ; agro-climatic constraints that limit agricultural production and increase dependency on imports in order to achieve food security ; and rapid changes in consumption patterns.

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    Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue Tiers Monde.

    Volume (Year): n°210 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 161-181

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    Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_210_0161
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