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Journal Articles & Books
May 2019
Northern Africa
Tunisia

Tunisia, like many other countries, suffers from land degradation. Conservation agriculture is among the proper solutions to overcome this issue. The objective of our investigation is to determine the factors that influence the adoption of CA in Siliana, one of Tunisia’s most affected regions by erosion.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2019
United Arab Emirates
Western Asia
Northern Africa

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is one of the pioneering cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region that have recently prepared urban sustainability agendas for their cities.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Tunisia
Northern Africa

In response to the severe economic, social, and environmental costs of degradation across Tunisia’s rangelands, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) has worked with the General Directorate of Forestry (Direction Générale des Forêts, DGF) to draw up a new pastoral code.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2018
Northern Africa
Tunisia

Stipagrostis pungens is a perennial grass species which belongs to the Poaceae family. It is usually found with several erect culms, grows up to 1.5 m in height, and forms substantial tufts. It is a tall stiff glabrous grass with pungent leaves, and a C4 grass with sclerophyllous, spine-tipped, inrolled leaves, with sunken stomata.

Reports & Research
July 2018
Northern Africa
Egypt
Morocco
Sudan
Tunisia
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia
Southern Asia
Afghanistan
India
Iran
Western Asia
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Palestine
Syrian Arab Republic

Widespread heat waves, floods, and droughts last year were a strong reminder of the threats posed by climate change. In the non-tropical dry areas where ICARDA works we are becoming accustomed to record high temperatures and increasing water scarcity year on year.

Reports & Research
July 2018
Northern Africa
Tunisia

Soil erosion is a natural process causing serious land degradation problems. In Tunisia, soil
erosion represents a serious environmental problem. The Rmel watershed located in the
Governorate of Zaghouan in north-eastern Tunisia and covering an area of 679 square
kilometers, suffers from this problem. It was thus selected to estimate annual soil loss using the

Journal Articles & Books
March 2018
Egypt
Northern Africa

The agricultural development on newly reclaimed lands has led to many national debates about food
security and budget deficits, and the living conditions of the new settlers at the local level. This debate
is still crucial for present day Egypt, a country facing major challenges, including food security, agriculture