Fatima Ezzahra Mengoub is a Senior Economist at the Policy Center for the News South. She specializes in agricultural economics and works on several issues related to agricultural growth analysis, economic structural change, inter and intra-regional agricultural trade, natural resource management and food security. She has published various articles on the role of agricultural investment, agricultural value chains, productivity and technological change in agriculture and water management. She has also taught macroeconomics and microeconomics at the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Sciences (IAV) and the School of Governance and Economics (EGE). She holds an engineering degree in agricultural economics from the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Sciences and is preparing a doctoral thesis on the impact of technological changes induced by irrigation on agricultural growth in Morocco.