Title: Euro-Med trade integration in agriculture and food: social accounting matrix analyses
Authors: AIT EL MEKKI AbdelkaderBEN ABDALLAH MohamedBOULANGER PIERRECARDENETE Manuel AlejandroDELGADO LOPEZ Maria Del CarmenSIAM Gamal
Citation: OUTLOOK ON AGRICULTURE vol. 44 no. 3 p. 195-206
Publisher: I P PUBLISHING LTD
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC97143
ISSN: 0030-7270
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC97143
DOI: 10.5367/oa.2015.0216
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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