ESCWA conducted an in-depth review on aspects of the food trade in the Arab region to assess its potential to support food security and nutrition. The review highlighted the nutritional challenges the region is facing by assessing the availability of major food groups and the importance of trade. The analysis also covered the impact of rising food prices.
ESCWA is organizing a virtual meeting on trade for food security and nutrition to discuss key trends and issues in the Arab region. Key data and information are being presented and discussions held on how the region can ensure that food trade continues to support food security and good nutrition as the region transforms its food systems. Countries are encouraged to build on the key recommendations emanating from the report and the meeting.
Participants include government officials and experts.