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Reports & Research
April 2021
Northern Africa
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

It is widely understood that effective use of land, the sustainable production of food and development are linked. Yet, creating effective policy, which takes into account broader notions such as economic prosperity and social justice, especially in the context of competing claims to land use and title, still presents significant challenges.

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2021
Syrian Arab Republic

In Syria, 76% of the forests are located in the Syrian coast region. This region is witnessing a rapid depletion of forest cover during the conflict that broke out in mid-2011. To date, there have been no studies providing accurate, reliable, and comprehensive data on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of forest change dynamics and the underlying drivers behind this change.

Peer-reviewed publication
January 2021
Syrian Arab Republic

The current relationship between Syria and the West cripples any real prospect for reconstruction. Western sanctions on reconstruction as a political tool aimed at the regime, have wide-ranging negative impacts on the civilian population – while having little hope of political success.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2021
Syrian Arab Republic

The impending close to the war in Syria brings to the fore the prospect of approximately 13 million forcibly displaced people considering returns to places of origin in the country.

Peer-reviewed publication
July 2020
Syrian Arab Republic

Understanding the effects of socio-ecological shocks on land use/land cover (LULC) change is essential for developing land management strategies and for reducing adverse environmental pressures. Our study examines the impacts of the armed conflict in Syria, which began in mid-2011, and the related social and economic crisis on LULC between 2010 and 2018.

Peer-reviewed publication
November 2019
Syrian Arab Republic

After eight years of civil war, parts of Syria are now free from conflict. In recognition of the return to peace, the government officially welcomes back all who fled the country to escape violence. Yet, a pattern of property expropriation supported by the government during the war limits the ability of some to return and reclaim their homes and businesses.

Reports & Research
September 2019
Afghanistan
United Arab Emirates
Egypt
India
Jordan
Lebanon
Morocco
Oman
Pakistan
Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia
Turkey
Uzbekistan
Northern Africa
Southern Asia
Central Asia
Western Asia

ICARDA continued to play a critical role in the development, improvement, and dissemination of climate-resilient crop varieties last year. The varieties strengthened food and nutritional security and provided a critical defense against extreme temperatures, water scarcity, and the emergence of new pests and diseases.

Reports & Research
May 2019
Turkmenistan
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Azerbaijan
Uzbekistan
Italy
Syrian Arab Republic
Kazakhstan
Myanmar
Turkey

This evaluation assessed strategic positioning of the first phase of the FAO-Turkey programme, its results and contributions, sustainability, as well as coherence and catalytic effects. It noted that the programme facilitated a beneficial collaboration between the Turkish Government and regional and international experts.

Journal Articles & Books
October 2018
France
Iraq
Turkey
Italy
Syrian Arab Republic
Netherlands
Lebanon

This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Asi-Orontes basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.

Journal Articles & Books
October 2018
Egypt
United States of America
Israel
Azerbaijan
Denmark
Italy
Syrian Arab Republic
Jordan
Netherlands
Russia
Lebanon

This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Jordan basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.