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


  • Eugenia Ferragina
  • Désirée A.L. Quagliarotti


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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  • Eugenia Ferragina & Désirée A.L. Quagliarotti, 2012. "La faim à l'ère de l'abondance. Causes naturelles et anthropiques de la crise alimentaire en Méditerranée," Revue Tiers-Monde, Armand Colin, vol. 0(2), pages 161-181.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_210_0161

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