Food security and vocational education and training: exploring the links in the Egyptian case

Soliman, Salma (2017) Food security and vocational education and training: exploring the links in the Egyptian case. In: Food Security and Sustainability: Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains. Mergos, George and Papanastassiou, Marina, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 193-208. 9783319407890. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40790-6_11)

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Abstract

Food security has always been on the top of political and economic agendas in developing countries. In Egypt, the problem is becoming increasingly challenging given the political and economic circumstances the country is going through, particularly in the past few years, in addition to the relatively high increases in population growth and poverty levels. The problem has been investigated from different perspectives; mainly economic and political. However, the links between vocational education and training (VET) and the current problem of food security have been given less attention by policy makers and academics, equally. The purpose of this chapter is to explore the relationship between the problem of food security and the (in)effectiveness of VET in Egypt. Such connection would improve understanding of the problem of food insecurity, inform policy makers on development strategies in agricultural VET to potentially contribute to food security and contribute to the body of knowledge in this field.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Mergos, George and Papanastassiou, Marina
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
Item ID: 21790
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Depositing User: Salma Soliman
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2018 10:29
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 13:20
ISBN: 9783319407890
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21790

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