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.
Khalid SiddigSenior Researcher at the International Agricultural Trade and Development Group, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Khalid Siddig is a senior researcher at the International Agricultural Trade and Development Group of the Humboldt University of Berlin since April 2016 and an associate Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Khartoum in the Sudan since March 2012. Dr. Siding’s research interest and publications are focused on examining the effectiveness of policies applied to agriculture and natural resources in developing countries, especially in the Middle East and Africa. Currently at the Humboldt University of Berlin, he offers courses on economics of agricultural and rural development, simulation modelling of policies and markets and general equilibrium modelling.