Special Issue – Making sense of on-going dynamics and innovations in oases and newly irrigated areas of North African arid regions: towards more sustainable development pathways
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
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.
This special issue is now open for submission