Sadik A.-K. (ed.), EL-Solh M. (ed.), Saab N. (ed.). (2014). Arab environment: food security. Beyrouth (Liban) : Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED). 205 p. (Arab Environment, n. 7).
|Titre :||Arab environment: food security|
|Auteurs :||A.-K. Sadik, ed. ; M. EL-Solh, ed. ; N. Saab, ed.|
|Type de document :||Série|
|Editeur :||Beyrouth [Liban] : Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), 2014|
|Collection :||Arab Environment, num. 7|
|Format :||205 p.|
|Langues du résumé :||Anglais|
Catégories principales07 - ENVIRONNEMENT ; 7.1 - Généralités. Situation Environnementale
Thésaurus IAMMENVIRONNEMENT ; POLITIQUE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ; PROTECTION DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ; SECURITE ALIMENTAIRE ; RESSOURCE AGRICOLE ; RESSOURCE NATURELLE ; RECHERCHE AGRICOLE ; SCIENCE ET TECHNOLOGIE ; EAU DE PLUIE ; AGRICULTURE ; PETITE EXPLOITATION AGRICOLE ; CHAINE ALIMENTAIRE ; CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE ; AUTOSUFFISANCE ; ELEVAGE ; PRIX ALIMENTAIRE ; VOLATILITE DES PRIX ; POISSON ANIMAL ; EAU VIRTUELLE ; PAYS ARABES
Food Security is the seventh in the series of annual reports on the state of Arab environment, produced by the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED). The report highlights the need for more efficient management of the agriculture and water sectors, in view of enhancing the prospects of food security.
Food security is of great concern to Arab countries. They have been pursuing a target of higher food self-sufficiency rate, but achieving this goal remained beyond reach. While they have limited cultivable land and scarce water resources, they did not use their agricultural endowments in an effective and efficient manner. Lack of appropriate agricultural policies and practices led to diminishing the bio-capacity of the resources to regenerate their services and threatened agricultural sustainability.
The advent of the food crisis in recent years and the unprecedented spike in food prices, coupled with export restrictions imposed by some food producing countries, reignited the call for ensuring reliable food sources for food import dependent countries like the Arab countries. The question is to what extent can the available agricultural resources at country and regional levels meet demand for food in the Arab world? What are the prospects for food self-sufficiency, taking into consideration the growing population and the impact of climate change on land and water resources? And what other options do the Arab countries have to ensure food security?
|Note de contenu :||
CHAPTER 1 : The State of Food Security and Agricultural Resources
CHAPTER 2 : The Role of Science and Technology in Enhancing Food Security
CHAPTER 3 : Potential of Rainfed Agriculture and Smallholder Farmers in Food Self-Sufficiency
CHAPTER 4 : Developing Food Chains
CHAPTER 5 : Impact of Climate Change on Food Security
CHAPTER 6 : Livestock And Food Security
Food Price Volatility and Implications for Arab Food Security
Developing Fish Resources in the Arab World
Virtual Water Trade as a Policy Instrument Contributing to the Achievement of Food Security in the GCC Countries
|Cote :||En ligne|
|URL / DOI :||http://www.afedonline.org/en/reports/details/food-security|