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The mission of FAO in the Near East and North Africa is to achieve sustainable food security for all and to help vulnerable communities cope with and recover from shocks and crises.

To do this, FAO helps Member States work toward sustainable increases in agriculture production, minimize depletion and degradation of already scarce natural resources, boost rural development and reduce food loss and waste.

Eliminating food insecurity and malnutrition are persistent challenges in the Near East and North Africa. The structural dependence of its countries on food imports, make the region highly vulnerable to shocks, increasing the inability of entire communities to feed themselves.

Recent conflicts and civil instability in many countries of the region have also compounded the situation. As a result, hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition are widespread and require comprehensive and urgent intervention.

FAO is helping governments face these challenges by improving the capacity of countries to collect, produce and analyse data for policy formulation. This is done by strengthening their commitment and accountability and by coordinating efforts for joint action.

FAO also provides direct support to improve the livelihoods of millions of small farmers and rural communities, especially in countries undergoing conflict where the Organization help farmers and their families recover from crises.

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Articles et Livres
décembre, 2013
Égypte, Iraq, Afghanistan, Azerbaïdjan, Iran, Pakistan, Maroc, Yémen, Libye, Turquie, Oman, Italie, République arabe syrienne, Tunisie, Soudan du Sud, Soudan, Arabie saoudite, Liban, Asie, Afrique

Rangelands and forests together account for a major chunk of land in the Near East region. Characterized by semi-arid and arid conditions use of these land faces very severe constraints, which have been accentuated on account of climate change related extreme weather events. Larger changes, especially population growth, changing aspirations of the people, development of markets, globalization, etc. have directly and indirectly affected forests and rangelands.

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Articles et Livres
décembre, 2012
Algérie, Égypte, Espagne, Mauritanie, Iraq, Chili, Allemagne, France, Maroc, Yémen, Philippines, Libye, Oman, Italie, Afrique du Sud, Koweït, Tunisie, Argentine, Bahreïn, Géorgie, Arabie saoudite, Afrique septentrionale

Our region is food insecure and a net importer of foods. It produces much less food than it requires due to many factors, such as limited arable land and shortage of water resources, and below world average agricultural productivity in many cases. In addition, the region suffers from excessive food losses and wastes. FAO estimated recently that food losses and waste in the world amounts to about 1.3 billion metric tons, and we estimate that our region’s share of these losses and wastes is very significant.

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Rapports et recherches
mai, 2012
Algérie, Égypte, Yémen, Turquie, Jordanie, Tunisie, Soudan, Liban

The Seventh Session (Special Meeting) of the FAO Agriculture and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East (ALAWUC) was held in Cairo, Egypt, during 8-9 May 2012. The Opening Ceremony of the Commission was attended by (35) persons, including (20) participants from (13) Member Countries, (3) Observers representing regional organizations in the Near East; in addition to (2) Observers from Algeria and Palestine. SUMMARY OF MAIN RECOMMENDATIONS 1.

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