Climate simulation models are converging in terms of forecasts for the MENA region, that already suffers scare water quantities and poor quality, with expected higher temperature and decreasing rain fall. While conventional water supply alternatives are getting more and more limited, it has been shown through many studies that water, especially for food production, is inefficiently overused in many countries of the region, and that effective investments in agricultural water demand management could generate important savings and enhance the economic value of the used water.
June 01, 2016 By: The Sustainable Development Policies Division (SDPD) Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Share URL In 2013, a study on green agricultural value chains by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ESCWA in collaboration with GIZ called for the harmonization of practices for Arab food products for both the domestic and export markets. In […]
December 12, 2014 By: Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) On December 12th, The Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) released the recommendations of its seventh annual conference held in Amman, which addressed food security in Arab countries. The recommendations were finalized by a high-level committee of experts and officials who participated in the conference. In […]