Micronutrient deficiency and particularly Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) are prevalent in Egypt. The government’s IDA mitigation strategy is focused on consumer-level interventions. Given fast-paced population growth, rising water scarcity, and poverty, a strategy that integrates upstream measures would strengthen the policy response and better support its public health targets.
August 05, 2015 By: M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General - Bioversity International Share URL The Middle Eastern countries of the Fertile Crescent can be proud of their agricultural heritage. Without the innovations that gave rise to modern agriculture 10,000 years ago, settled communities and advanced civilizations would never have emerged. Then, as now, this area – […]
February 13, 2014 By: Perrihan Al-Riffai (IFPRI) __Cross-posted from 2020resilience Website. Conflict and development research has in general neglected rural development and food security in the Arab world. To address this research gap, IFAD and IFPRI partnered in a three-year research project that recently culminated in a workshop titled, “Enhancing Resilience to conflict in Arab countries through […]
January 16, 2014 By: IFPRI Cross-posted from IFPRI Website Mapping Development in the Middle East and North Africa with Updated Arab Spatial Improving food security and enhancing economic development in developing countries requires a multifaceted approach—and that includes access to reliable data. In the swiftly changing Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, up-to-date information is particularly […]
January 14, 2014 Cross-posted from IFPRI Website On 16 January, Ambassadors and representatives from Arab countries, researchers, and development partners will gather in Rome, Italy to discuss how the Arab region can work to reduce the impact of crises like conflict, natural disasters and global spikes in food prices, especially on the rural poor.Organized by the […]