Also known as the “Arab Spring,” Arab Awakening refers to the series of revolutions which broke out in the Arab world in 2011 demanding, among other things, the overthrow of autocratic regimes. Beginning in Tunisia, the movement quickly spread to Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Bahrain.
Mar 06, 2014
The Egyptian revolutionary motto, “bread, freedom, social justice,” which echoed over 18 days until Hosni Mubarak's ouster on February 11, 2011, illustrated how restricted access to food had become one of the people's main grievances. In the aftermath of the revolution, infused by a renewed sense of ownership of their country, many citizens launched environmental initiatives with a focus on sustainable agriculture.
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