- Youth employment and life-long learning.
- Development of rural and coastal regions.
- Gender Equality and participation of vulnerable groups.
- Emergence of smart rural territories and of inclusive agriculture and fishery models.
The study relies on national data and accessible documents; academic and non-academic literature, including development projects documents. The study involved also interviews with key stakeholders to identify and analyze their experience about the current and past state of affairs on public policies in support of small-scale agriculture (SSA). The final report drew conclusions and recommendation for future plans for sustainable development of SSA in Egypt
Annual publication providing political, economic, social and cultural insights into the Mediterranean agenda from different perspectives. For its 2015 edition, in the section devoted to Strategic sectors, economy and territory, the IEMed published an article written by Cosimo Lacirignola, Secretary General of the CIHEAM, entitled:
Rural Migration: Agriculture and Inclusive Development for a Resilient Mediterranean
"In the face of these multiple and interdependent challenges, agriculture seems to offer keys for understanding, but also for action. It is important to consider the role of agriculture and rural development in preventing the exodus to cities, but also to address some of the challenges that migration poses. More generally, these reflections are part of an approach aimed at strategically reclassifying rural regions and agriculture as major determinants for the stability of the region’s countries."