FSP student Nour El Houda Amhez receives ‘Rasha and Nouhad Daouk Student Development Award’
Congratulations to FAFS’ student Nour El Houda Amhez, Food Security Program, on her selection by Dean Mohtar as the second recipient of the new Student travel grant the “Rasha and Nouhad Daouk Student Development Award”. The grant will allow Amhez to attend the 2019 ‘4th Global Food Security, Food Safety & Sustainability Conference’ international conference in Montreal, Canada, from May 10 to May 11, 2019, where she will present her thesis research Agrarian Transition and Food Security in the village of Nabha, Central Bekaa.
Nour has been accepted for an oral presentation of the accepted abstract, which she co-authors with Dr. Zurayk entitled ‘Agrarian Transition and Food Security in the village of Nabha, Central Bekaa’.
The research aimed to study the main drivers of agrarian transition in the village of Nabha, in the Baalbek-Hermel governorate of Lebanon. It examined the effect of this transition, manifested by livelihood diversification, on food and nutrition security. Studies carried out, in the literature, on the linkages between agrarian transformation and food security are returning inconclusive results, possibly because of the diversity of indicators that have been used. Her research intends to address the gap in the food and nutrition security literature by studying the effect of the agrarian transition on food and nutrition security.