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Could a Livelihood in Agriculture Be a Way for Refugees to Move from Surviving to Thriving?

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May 25, 2016 / 0 Comments
Photo: D.Verner / Syrian refugees and vegetable garden in Zaatari camp in Jordan.

Jasser, a 24-year-old Syrian man, and his family were forced to flee Syria in 2012 because of the bombings. He lost his mother and sister, his house, car, and job. Jasser and other displaced people like him are struggling to find jobs (and get visas), generate income, and gain an education. They all say they want to return home in the near future. They all say they want to work and keep their dignity.


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Dorte Verner

Lead Agriculture Economist in Food and Agriculture Global Practice (GFADR)

Dorte Verner is Lead Agriculture Economist in Food and Agriculture Global Practice (GFADR). Dorte’s work has been focused in Caribbean and Latin America and The Middle East and North Africa where she has developed projects, led knowledge products, and published books and papers in the areas of agriculture and economic development, climate change adaptation, labor markets, youth at risk, and poverty reduction. Before she joined the Bank, she worked in the Development Center of the OECD and as a researcher at the European University Institute and Paris 1 and holds a Ph.D. in Macroeconomics and Econometrics from the European University Institute, Italy, and a postgraduate degree in Economics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Mary Kathrine Hollifield

Adviser in Agriculture

Mary Kathrine Hollifield is currently serving as Adviser in Agriculture GP. She joined the Bank in 1997 and has worked in OPCS, Africa, and East Asia. She is an Economist with MA from University of Alberta with focus on agriculture and natural resources and started her career with Government of Canada. 


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