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|Title:||Euro-Med trade integration in agriculture and food: social accounting matrix analyses|
|Authors:||AIT EL MEKKI Abdelkader; BEN ABDALLAH Mohamed; BOULANGER PIERRE; CARDENETE Manuel Alejandro; DELGADO LOPEZ Maria Del Carmen; SIAM Gamal|
|Citation:||OUTLOOK ON AGRICULTURE vol. 44 no. 3 p. 195-206|
|Publisher:||I P PUBLISHING LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||This paper explores social accounting matrices (SAMs) using three country case studies (Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia). For each, the agri-food sector, trade negotiations with the European Union and associated challenges are first presented. The key sectors are then identified and analysed using the SimSip SAM tool. Using sensitivity analysis, the implications of free trade for key sectors are analysed. By evaluating backward and forward linkages in the economy of each country, the most important sectors likely to take a lead role and become essential drivers of growth are identified. Due to strong backward relations and high labour intensity, some agricultural sectors have the potential to generate significant income, thus supporting economic growth.|
|JRC Directorate:||Growth and Innovation|
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