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Measuring Food Security in Arab Region

21
April
2017
Beirut, Lebanon

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) held its first consultative meeting on “Food Security Assessment and Monitoring in the Arab Region” on 11 and 12 April 2017 at the UN House in Beirut.
 
Measuring food security is challenging in the region given the large disparities between Arab countries in terms of socio-economic characteristics and natural endowments. It is therefore important to develop a regional food security monitoring system, including a set of regional, sub-regional, and national indicators, which is customized according to regional specificities, while taking into consideration ongoing global directions.
 
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