The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, its Impact on Egyptian Agriculture and the Potential for Alleviating Water Scarcity
This book covers the entire Nile Basin and reflects the latest findings. It provides unique and cutting-edge insights into the region’s agriculture, water resources, governance, poverty, productivity, upstream-downstream linkages, innovations, future plans and their implications.
Many international summits and conferences have declared that there is an urgent need to save agriculture from its demise. Most international agencies now recognize that something must be done, but what? Beyond policy changes, the restructuring of global governance and institutional reforms are called for. Commitments must be translated into concrete actions leading to a renewed interest in agriculture and a return to the basic objective of achieving food security.
Youssef M. Hamada, PhD, is an Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economy at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Egypt. In addition, he was a researcher at the Central Laboratory for Design and Statistics Analysis Research. He received his BSc in Agriculture Economics, his MSc in the economics of the bread industry, and PhD in the possibilities of the bread-industry development at A.R.E. from the University of Al-Azhar, Egypt. He received his Diploma in Translation Arabic-English from the Translation Center, American University, Egypt. He was awarded training from ECARDA, Aleppo, Syria, (training course for building databases and electronic websites on the Internet) and an International Training Workshop on Economic Development Policies and Practices for Desertification and Dry Land for Affected African Countries from the Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China. He has published more than 30 papers in local and international journals as well as two book chapters and one book.