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Assessing the impacts of changing water availability on agricultural production in selected Arab countries cover Assessing the impacts of changing water availability on agricultural production in selected Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/CP

In order to assess the impact of climate change on agricultural production in the Arab region, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), as part of its implementation of the...

Policy Briefs on Food Security Issues in the Arab Region cover Policy Briefs on Food Security Issues in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.7

The policy briefs provide key policy recommendations to enhance food security in the Arab region, with a focus on issues pertaining to agriculture productivity, engagement with world food markets...

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Adopting Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) for Enhanced Food Safety in the Arab Region cover Adopting Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) for Enhanced Food Safety in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.6

Food safety, which is an integral part of food security, is essential for protecting consumers from the hazards of foodborne illnesses that may be introduced at different stages of the food value...

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Country fact sheets on food security in the Arab region cover Country fact sheets on food security in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/CP.1

The Country Fact sheets contain key statistical information affecting Food Security, providing a comprehensive preview of the prevailing food and agriculture situation in the Arab Region. They...

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Arab Horizon 2030: Prospects for Enhancing Food Security in the Arab Region cover Arab Horizon 2030: Prospects for Enhancing Food Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/1

This publication aims to inform the debate on the status of food security in Arab countries, and provide policy options for enhancing food security in the future, in line with the overarching...

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The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/BOOKLET.3

The present booklet sets out an analytical framework for understanding the water-energy-food security nexus in the Arab region and considers the linkages that affect the achievement of water,...

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Report The expert group meeting on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus In the Arab region Amman, 24-25 March 2015

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/WG.2/2/Report

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World Day to Combat Desertification

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/Pamphlet.1

The World Day to Combat Desertification is observed worldwide on 17 June every year. The focus in 2015 was the attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems. This theme...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 6 The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/2



The Arab countries have much to gain from considering the linkages between water, energy and food security in their pursuit of sustainable development, given the stressors, constraints...

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Pathways towards Food Security in the Arab Region An Assessment of Wheat Availability

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/1



No other crop better embodies concerns over food security in the Arab region than wheat. Wheat consumption per capita in the region has been high for the past few decades and is currently...

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SDG Priority Conceptual Issues: Towards an Arab Approach for the Sustainable Development Goals

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.8

This document elaborates the content examined during the Arab Regional Consultative Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals. First, the discussion showed the importance of SDGs for the Arab...

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Green agricultural value chains for improved livelihood in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/2

This report aims at informing and supporting the development of a competitive agriculture and food sector in the Arab region, through a review and analysis of agricultural and food value chains....

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Report on Food Secure Arab World: A Road Map for Policy and Research, Beirut, 6-7 February 2012

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/WG.3/Report

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Strengthening Development Coordination Among Regional Actors in The ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2012/Techncial Paper.2

Arab Gulf countries are heavily dependent on food imports. This dependency is expected to continue to rise as a result of rapidly growing populations, improving living conditions, sustained...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 4: National Capacities for the Management of Shared Water Resources in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/4

This report focuses on national and regional capacities for the management of shared water resources in ESCWA member countries. Specific attention is paid to the legal frameworks for shared water...

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Report of the Expert Group Meeting on National Regional Priorities for the Millenium Development Goals in the Arab Region, Beirut, 19-20 July 2011

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/WG.5/Report

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Fact Sheets on Key Water Issues in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2010/Technical Paper.2

This document contains fact sheets on important water challenges facing the Arab region. For example, climate change is one of the challenges that affects the availability of water resources, and...

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Food Security and Conflict in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/1

The Section for Emerging and Conflict Related Issues (ECRI) at ESCWA has prepared this study as part of a series of publications aimed at analyzing the socio-economic impact of...

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