Palestine’s limited access to international markets and trade disruptions caused by Israeli closures create food shortages as well as surges in prices across the Palestinian territories. For healthier relations between Israel and Palestine, new arrangements are needed to pave the way to a sovereign Palestinian state with full control over its territory and trade policies. This column reports research simulating different trade policies in a future sovereign Palestinian state and assesses which policy options would improve food security in the West Bank.
Johanes AgbaheyAgricultural Economist, International Agricultural Trade and Development Group, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Johanes Agbahey is an agricultural economist with several years of experience in economic analysis and policy-oriented research. He is currently research assistant at the International Agricultural trade and Development Group of the Humboldt University of Berlin. His current focus is on economic modelling to explore and quantify the impact of policies in agriculture and food sectors, trade and labour markets in Palestine. He has also extended work experience in Africa and serves as consultant for multiple international organizations.