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Reports & Research
December 2010
Bangladesh
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Latvia
Malawi
Thailand
Laos
Philippines
Vietnam
Italy
Senegal
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Africa

Increasing women’s access to land is crucial to fight hunger and poverty. However, gender disparities in land access remain significant in most countries, regardless of their level of development. A new FAO database helps to understand the factors that prevent women from accessing land; and to design better policies to effectively address this situation.

Reports & Research
December 2010
Algeria
Qatar
Egypt
Mauritania
Iraq
Afghanistan
Iran
Jordan
Yemen
Libya
Oman
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Lebanon
Sudan
Bahrain
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
Asia
Africa
Global
Journal Articles & Books
December 2009
Qatar
Egypt
Iran
United States of America
Israel
Azerbaijan
Netherlands
Malta
United Arab Emirates
Jordan
Cyprus
Yemen
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Oman
Syrian Arab Republic
Kuwait
Iraq
Bahrain
Georgia
Armenia
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Asia

The AQUASTAT Programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in the countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and providing systematic, up-to-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and rural development.

January 2009
Syrian Arab Republic
Jordan
Israel
Lebanon
Palestine
Western Asia
Northern Africa

Climate models are predicting a hotter, drier and less predictable climate in the Middle East, a region already considered the world's most water-scarce and where, in many places, demand for water already outstrips supply. This report addresses the links between climate change, peace and conflict.

January 2008
Egypt
Palestine
Lebanon
Northern Africa
Western Asia

In 1992, a United Nations declaration proclaimed water as a human right. However, the water profession and the vast majority of governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have not paid much attention.
This online book systematically analyses the legal development of the concept of water as a human right with particular reference to MENA countries. It considers:

January 2007
Algeria
Egypt
Morocco
Yemen
Turkey
Somalia
Jordan
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia
Djibouti
Sudan
Lebanon
Western Asia
Northern Africa

Poverty in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA) is mainly a rural phenomenon. Almost half (48%) the area’s population lives in rural areas. This report focuses on key rural poverty issues in 13 diverse countries in the region, without attempting to propose policy or programme actions at national or local levels.

January 2007
Iran
Lebanon
Western Asia
Northern Africa

The Hima is a traditional system of resource tenure that has been practiced for more than 1400 years in the Arabian Peninsular. With the numerous deteriorations that came and halted advancement in the Arab world, and at times for different reasons, the Hima also declined.

Reports & Research
December 2006
Qatar
Kyrgyzstan
Iraq
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Iran
United Arab Emirates
Jordan
Cyprus
Yemen
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Oman
Uzbekistan
Syrian Arab Republic
Kuwait
Kazakhstan
Tajikistan
Bahrain
Georgia
Armenia
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Central Asia
Western Asia

FAO has initiated a series of global and regional sector outlook studies to examine linkages between forests and societies and to indicate emerging opportunities and challenges. The Forestry Outlook Study for West and Central Asia (FOWECA) has considered these issues through an extended consultative process in 23 different national contexts in West and Central Asia.

Reports & Research
December 2006
Qatar
Kyrgyzstan
Iraq
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Iran
United Arab Emirates
Jordan
Cyprus
Yemen
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Oman
Uzbekistan
Syrian Arab Republic
Kuwait
Kazakhstan
Tajikistan
Bahrain
Georgia
Armenia
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Central Asia

The contribution of natural resources to the livelihood strategies of poor people has long been appreciated as significant. How to ensure that poor people have rights and opportunities to access natural resources, as well as responsibilities for the sustainable management of natural resources, has become a central question in debates over poverty alleviation.

National Policies
January 2006
Lebanon

The Integrated Financing Strategy is a guiding framework for locating and developing a mix of financial resources to fund programs and projects related to combating desertification and sustainable land management.