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Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020 cover Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/2

Achieving sustainable development in the Arab region faces structural barriers that are often shared among the 22 Arab countries, despite variations in income level, natural resources, and...

covid cover Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19: Policy Briefs

E/ESCWA/2020/INF.1

 A decade marked for accelerated action and delivery towards sustainable development has been...

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Towards integration of Water and Agriculture Policies: Enhancing coordination between the Water and Agriculture Sectors cover (Arabic) Towards integration of Water and Agriculture Policies: Enhancing coordination between the Water and Agriculture Sectors

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.6

Enhancing food and water security in the Arab region necessitates raising the level of coordination in the preparation of integrated policy development, strategies and implementation of joint...

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Manual for Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region cover Manual for Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/Manual.1

A Regional Framework on Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region was developed in consultation and coordination with the Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD), FAO, national...

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Guidebook on Use of GIS for Climatic Data Analysis cover (Arabic) Guidebook on Use of GIS for Climatic Data Analysis

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/GUIDE.4

This guidebook is the fourth of a series of guidebooks produced by ESCWA in cooperation with the Arab Center for Studies of Arid Zones and Drylands (ACSAD) in relation to irrigation water...

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Guidebook on Using AquaCrop for Irrigation Water Management cover (Arabic) Guidebook on Using AquaCrop for Irrigation Water Management

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/GUIDE.3

This guidebook is the third of a series of guidebooks produced by ESCWA in cooperation with the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) in relation to the use of Aquacrop...

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Training Manual for Using AquaCrop model to evaluate the Impact of Climate Change on crop Production cover (Arabic) Training Manual for Using AquaCrop model to evaluate the Impact of Climate Change on crop Production

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/GUIDE.2

Within the context of Food Security, ESCWA is implementing a Sida funded project on “Promoting food and water security through cooperation and capacity development in the Arab region” that...

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User Guide Manual for AquaCrop Model cover (Arabic) User Guide Manual for AquaCrop Model

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/GUIDE.1

Within the context of Food Security, ESCWA is implementing a Sida funded project on “Promoting food and water security through cooperation and capacity development in the Arab region” that...

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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...

Tracking Food Security in the Arab Region cover Tracking Food Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/4

The publication presents and applies the Arab Regional Food Security Monitoring Framework developed by the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA). The Framework aims to help...

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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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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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