Habib Ayeb: Agriculture paysanne, accès aux ressources et insécurité alimentaire

[Small-Scale Farming, Access to Resources and Food Insecurity in Tunis]

Tunisia depends on foreign countries for more than 50% of its needs in food, particularly for cereals. This is the result of extractivist and mainly export-oriented agricultural policies implemented during the colonial period and continued until today. These policies have led to the depletion of natural resources, including water and land, and biodiversity. They are also at the origin of the various mechanisms and processes of dispossession of the small peasantry, its marginalisation and its impoverishment, which has been continuously worsening for a long time.

Moreover, climate change, which we are already witnessing, will inevitably have a dramatic impact on the situation of the peasantry, which will see its poverty and food insecurity worsen. Thus, in addition to peasant poverty and the depletion of natural resources, climate change will have the effect of aggravating food insecurity at three levels: household, local and national. My paper will attempt to show the various links and dynamics between dominant liberal policies, peasant poverty and food insecurity/dependence.



Prof. em. HABIB AYEB (Paris 8 University: Observatory of Food Sovereignty and the Environment)

Speaker: Prof. Andreas Thiel (International Agricultural Policy and Environmental Governance, University of Kassel // Fellow, IFG IV, MECAM)

Moderator: Dr. Steffen Wippel (Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps Universität Marburg // Coordinator, IFG IV, MECAM)

Theme: MECAM Spring Talks

Date: Monday, May 16, 2022, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Tunis time) // 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Central European Daylight Time)

The conference will be held in French with the discussion in English and French. It will take place in the premises of MECAM, c/o ISEAHT, 27, rue Florian – Borj Zouara (Bab Saadoun), Tunis,

Zoom Link: Click Here

Meeting ID: 815 9643 6277

Kenncode: 388737


May 16 2022


16h00 - 17h30

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