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Atlas MEDITERRA
Title Atlas MEDITERRA
Subtitle Mediterranean Agriculture, Food, Fisheries & Rural World
Edition First Edition
Author CIHEAM
Collection Annuels
Publisher Presses de Sciences Po
BISAC Subject Heading POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
Audience 06 Professional and scholarly
Title First Published 22 February 2010
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: JP


Format Paperback
Nb of pages 136 p.
ISBN-10 2-7246-1143-8
ISBN-13 978-2-7246-1143-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782724611434
Publication Date 22 February 2010
Main content page count 136
Weight 420 gr
List Price 35.50 €
 

Description

POPULATIONS AND ECONOMIES
Never before have there been so many people in the Mediterranean. Developing in hugely contrasting ways on the two shores, they face economic, social and demographic challenges which, first and foremost, concern agriculture and the rural world.

PEOPLE AND PRODUCTIONS
Farmers, who fashioned the cradle of agriculture, have seen their work evolve and change throughout history. Here, at the beginning of the 21st century, what are the strengths and key features of Mediterranean farming and its products?

FOOD AND HEALTHY EATING
While the Mediterranean diet is world-renowned for its nutritional qualities and its conviviality, food insecurity is still with us and malnutrition, which is on the rise, should concern us all the more.

FACETS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Down the ages, the Mediterranean has been a place of migration of men, ideas and goods. Surely the time has come to build a space for cooperation where agriculture, sustainable development and food play a crucial role.

REGIONAL CONTRASTS
All too often, even now, the towns of the Mediterranean compete with the rural Mediterranean. Without a balanced development of the different regions, there can be neither sustainable development nor social cohesion. The two shores will not even be able to live comfortably side by side.

REGIONS AND RESOURCES
The Mediterranean region is unique in the world, impressive for its diversity and riches. Yet its increasing fragility is also cause for concern. Aridity, soil degradation, migration to the coast: all demand a robust, rapid and concerted response.

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
The natural road offered to ships, "the sea amid the land", is one of the oldest fisheries in the world. Growing demand drove the Mediterranean people to other seas and the development of aquaculture.

MEDITERRANEAN AND GLOBALISATION
The Mediterranean looks to the world and the world to the Mediterranean. In a globalised world where regions serve as places for trade and regulation, Euro-Mediterranean cooperation heralds a new era in its thousand-year history.

Contents

Preface
Francisco Mombiela

Introduction
Pierre Blanc

Representing the Mediterranean Region
Marie-Françoise Durand and Patrice Mitrano

POPULATIONS AND ECONOMIES
1. Demographic transitions and contrasts
Sébastien Abis
2. Urban and rural worlds
Sébastien Abis
3. Blue tourism, green tourism
Marine Beslay
4. Socio-economic realities: the mark of inequality
Pierre Blanc

FACETS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
5. The agricultural history of the Mediterranean region
Pierre Blanc
6. Mediterranean confi gurations
Sébastien Abis

REGIONS AND RESOURCES
7. Geographical diversity and diffi culties
Pierre Blanc
8. Land realities and concerns
Pierre Blanc
9. Water scarcity and water gaps
Pierre Blanc and Nicola Lamaddalena
10. Benefi cial and fragile Mediterranean forests
George Kazakis

PEOPLE AND PRODUCTIONS
11. Extraordinary farm diversity
Mohamed Elloumi and Anne-Marie Jouve
12. The agro-food industries
Selma Tozanli
13. Commercial distribution of agro-food products
Giulio Malorgio
14. Plant products – Mediterranean specialities
Mohamed Akli Achabou, Pierre Blanc, Sihem Dekhili, Charlotte Emlinger, Antoine Madignier and Jean Strohl
15. Animal products
Dunixi Gabiña
16. Emerging and innovative products
Annarita Antonelli