Mediterra 2014 (Eng)

In a context of globalisation and socio-political upheavals in the Mediterranean, the development of Mediterraneanagricultural trade is increasingly determined by the capacity of countries to develop modern infrastructure to facilitate exchanges and the movement of goods as well as to ensure better food security. Organised around the economic developments of Mediterranean agricultural trade (flow with Europe, the United States, Brazil, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa), logistical challenges for the exchange of strategic products (grain, fruits andvegetables, meat, olive oil, seafood, etc.) and the infrastructure that condition trade (ports, corridors, multimodal platforms, cold chain, etc.), Mediterra 2014 also addresses issues related to sustainability, territorial balance and strategies of public policy actors (the increasing importance of the normative framework, the struggle against food waste or the role of local authorities). Mediterra is a collection of shared expertise and a support tool for decision making involving more than 70 international experts with the goal of providing policy-makers, professionals and researchers with the essential strategicindicators and keys to understanding the Mediterranean.

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Ch1 - A geohistory of agricultural trade: the long time span that enlightens the present

Ch2 - The development of Euro-Mediterranean Agricultural Trade and New Prospects
(R. Ben Zid)

Ch3 - Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab World: disconnected agricultural regions

Ch4 - Agro-trade dynamics of the Black Sea countries

Ch5 - Mediterranean agricultural and agro-food trade: caught between American and emerging Asian countries
(F. Cheriet, J.-L. Rastoin)

Ch6 - Transport infrastructure and logistics: the strategic levers of trade and competitiveness
(M. El Khayat)

Ch7 - The geo-economies of the agro-food trade between the Arab Mediterranean countries and the Gulf
(M. Brun) 

Ch8 - Trade and logistics: the case of the grains sector
(S. Abis, F. Luguenot, P. Rayé) 

Ch9 - Trade and logistics: the fruits and vegetables industry
(G. Malorgio, A. Felice) 

Ch10 - Seafood in the Mediterranean countries
(B. Basurco, J. Estors Carballo et A. Lem) 

Ch11 - Trade and logistics: the case of the olive oil sector
(D. Niklis, G. Baourakis, B. Thabet, G. Manthoulis) 

Ch12 - Trade and logistics: the case of the livestock and ruminants meat chain
(N. Beaumond, P. Chotteau) 

Ch13 - Trade and logistics: the case of the wine industry
(R. Capone, M. El-Moujabber, G. Cardone, F. Adinolfi, J. Di Pasquale, D. El Chami) 

Ch14 - Ports and logistics: an overview of policies and strategies
(D. V. Lyridis, E. Stamatopoulou)

Ch15 - A geography of rail, road and air transport
(M. Spinedi, E. Morganti)

Ch16 - The cold chain, a crucial link to trade and food
(G. Cavalier, S. El-Hadji, I. Sani Ozdemir) 

Ch17 - Infrastructure, logistics and agro-food dynamics in Turkey
(S. Tozanli) 

Ch18 - Infrastructure and agro-food logistics in Albania
(T. Thomaj, A. Misha) 

Ch19 - Transport, logistics and agro-food development in Algeria
(M. Naïli) 

Ch20 - Malta: a logistical hub
(D. R. Busuttil) 

Ch21 - Infrastructure and agro-food logistics in Egypt
(A. Abou-Hadid) 

Ch22 - Trade, logistics and agro-food strategies in Portugal
(A. Seabra Pinto, J. Cabral Rolo) 

Ch23 - Private food safety and quality standards in international trade
(O. Von Hagen, J. Wozniak, M. Lamolle) 

Ch24 - From agricultural production to agro-food trade: the energy challenges
(E.H. Bourarach, E.H. Baali) 

Ch25 - From local markets to international trade: logistics and debate on the food miles concept
(L.M. Albisu) 

Ch26 - Agrotechnoparks : working towards innovative systems

(E. Galvez) 

Ch27 - Transport and logistics: territorial issues and the role of local and regional authorities
(A. Pasternak, J.P. Pellissier) 

Ch28 - Innovation in logistics and in the supply chain integrated approach
(M. Iannetta, G. Matranga, C. Zoani, S. Canese, L. Daroda, F. Vitali, G. Zappa)