Food Security Policy of GCC Countries in the 21st Century Cover Image

Polityka bezpieczeństwa żywnościowego państw Zatoki Perskiej w XXI wieku
Food Security Policy of GCC Countries in the 21st Century

Author(s): Adriana Łukaszewicz
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: polityka żywnościowa; państwa Zatoki Perskiej; food security policy; countries of the Persian Gulf

Summary/Abstract: Talking about crisis symptoms visible in the fi rst decade of the 21st century we normally take into account the crisis of highly developed countries. It is worth noticing, however, that during the same period the world as a whole experienced severe crisis symptoms in three areas: the economy, food supplies and drinking water supplies. This paper analyzes the situation of the food market. Food is treated as a strategic commodity, with signifi cant importance for the social and political stability of the country. Therefore, each country has its own food security policy. The paper focuses on the food policy of rich oil countries of the Persian Gulf ‒ GCC countries, analyzing new trends within this policy. These trends take a form of participation in the global land market as investors. Due to the fact that most of these investments undertaken by the GCC countries take place in developing countries with poor quality of public institutions (the so-called failed countries), these transactions are described as land grabbing. The author analyzes determinants of undertaken policy, as well as consequences both for GCC and developing countries.

  • Issue Year: 48/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 143-165
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish