CEDEJ Research workshop
Land reclamation and new agricultural territories in Egypt
Delphine ACLOQUE, Associate researcher at CEDEJ (Cairo)
Webinar in English
9th of November at 6 PM (GMT+2)
Registration required here
While successive Egyptian governments have embarked since the 1950s on ambitious reclamation projects on desert areas, the objective of this paper is to shed light on the major stages of the agro-desert conquest and to question the nature and actors of the frontier. To what extent are arid lands the site of a new agricultural sector that breaks with the old lands of the Nile valley and delta? How, and by whom, have the land and water resources of the desert margins been appropriated? What are the major contemporary socio-economic and environmental challenges?
About Delphine ACLOQUE
Delphine ACLOQUE is an associate researcher at CEDEJ (Cairo). She defended her PhD in geography at Paris Nanterre University in 2019. She studies the agricultural frontier in the Egyptian desert, mobilizing both a political economy and a political ecology approach. She received a prize for her thesis from the Institute for the Study of Islam and Societies of the Muslim World and from the French Academy of Agriculture (Economics and Politics section).