Tag Archive | Food Security

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Khat Chewing – Benign Practice or Social Peril?

A stimulant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, Khat is a narcotic leaf that induces mild euphoria upon chewing – an extremely popular custom in Somalia, Yemen, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia. Lucrative business More than 25,000kg of khat is sold each day in Ethiopia’s Adaway Market and is a vital source of […]

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Posted in Africa, Drugs, Economic Security, Food Security, Security Issues, World, Yemen

Sana'a suk market, beans seller

Forecasting the Effects of Food Price Inflation in Egypt and Yemen

One of the most popular grievances associated with the Arab Spring in Egypt and Yemen was about increased food prices – a grievance that has caused upheaval in these countries before, and has significant potential to do so again. Admittedly, food price inflation may not be a sufficient condition for Arab Spring-esque revolutions to occur […]

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Posted in Food Security, Middle East, Security Issues, World, Yemen


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