Food security and vocational education and training: exploring the links in the Egyptian case

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Soliman, S. 2016. Food security and vocational education and training: exploring the links in the Egyptian case. in: Mergos, G. and Papanastassiou, M. (ed.) Food Security and Sustainability: Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 193-208
Chapter titleFood security and vocational education and training: exploring the links in the Egyptian case
AuthorsSoliman, S.
Abstract

Food security has always been on the top of political and economic agendas in developing countries. In Egypt, the problem is becoming increasingly challenging given the political and economic circumstances the country is going through, particularly in the past few years, in addition to the relatively high increases in population growth and poverty levels. The problem has been investigated from different perspectives; mainly economic and political. However, the links between vocational education and training (VET) and the current problem of food security have been given less attention by policy makers and academics, equally. The purpose of this chapter is to explore the relationship between the problem of food security and the (in)effectiveness of VET in Egypt. Such connection would improve understanding of the problem of food insecurity, inform policy makers on development strategies in agricultural VET to potentially contribute to food security and contribute to the body of knowledge in this field.

LanguageEnglish
Page range193-208
Book titleFood Security and Sustainability: Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains
EditorsMergos, G. and Papanastassiou, M.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN
Hardcover9783319407890
Electronic9783319407906
Publication dates
Online30 Nov 2016
Print15 Dec 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited03 Apr 2018
Output statusPublished
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40790-6_11
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