Title Euro-Med trade integration in agriculture and food: Social accounting matrix analyses
Authors El Mekki A.A., Abdallah M.B., Boulanger P., CARDENETE FLORES, MANUEL ALEJANDRO, DELGADO LÓPEZ, MARÍA DEL CARMEN, Siam G., CARDENETE FLORES, MANUEL ALEJANDRO, DELGADO LÓPEZ, MARÍA DEL CARMEN
External publication No
Means Outlook Agric.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 3
SJR Quartile 3
JCR Impact 0.43700
SJR Impact 0.22900
Area International
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Publication date 01/01/2015
ISI 000365585400004
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84944878144
DOI 10.5367/oa.2015.0216
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 (Parra and Wodon, 2009). Using sensitivity analysis, the implications of free trade for key sectors were 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 were identified. Due to strong backward relations and high labour intensity, some agricultural sectors have the potential to generate significant income, thus supporting economic growth.
Keywords Impact analysis; Multisectoral models; North Africa area; Trade integration
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