SPECIAL ISSUE – Making sense of on-going innovations towards more sustainable development pathways in oases and arid regions of North Africa

Special Issue – Making sense of on-going innovations towards more sustainable development pathways in oases and arid regions of North Africa


Guest Editors: Ahmed Ben Mihoub, Stefano Farolfi,  Nicolas Faysse,  Zakaria Kadiri, Faten Khamassi


Ahmed Ben Mihoub – CREAD Algiers

Stefano Farolfi – CIRAD Montpellier

Nicolas Faysse – CIRAD/INAT Tunis

Zakaria Kadiri – University of Casablanca

Faten Khamassi – INAT Tunis


 

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Special Issue Information

Oases and arid regions of North Africa are facing major changes. These changes concern in particular the agricultural sector, e.g. the development of capital-intensive forms of agriculture alongside more traditional ones. These changes are sources of development opportunities, but also of risks in terms of the sustainability of such development. In order to address these changes, actors in these regions have been experimenting a large set of technical and governance innovations. The Massire project aims to strengthen the capacities of actors in oases and arid regions of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia to develop and implement innovations in a way that they support sustainable development pathways.

 

A special issue of the New Medit Journal will gather papers based on research made as part of Massire project. These articles will analyse: 1) on-going dynamics in the study regions of Massire project: social and agricultural changes, governance and actor networks, public policies; 2) on-going innovation processes, related innovation networks, impacts of innovations, conditions enabling these innovations to support enhanced resilience of local populations and sustainable development.

A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on Author’s guideline page.

Please visit the Author’s guideline page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Some articles in French, exceptionally, can be taken on reserve.

 

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission