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Food Security Issues in the Arab Near East

A Report of the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 1979
  • Editor: A. A. El-Sherbini
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 8 8 7 9 - 9

Food Security Issues in the Arab Near East discusses the condition that agricultural production has not kept up with the increasing food demand. Increased demand has stem from… Read more

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Food Security Issues in the Arab Near East discusses the condition that agricultural production has not kept up with the increasing food demand. Increased demand has stem from population explosion and the growth of incomes in the oil exporting countries. The book addresses this Arab food security crisis. First part of the volume reviews short-term considerations to increase food production in chosen countries of the region. They cover technical and socio-economic parameters which could give favourable short term effect on agricultural production. These parameters are crop insurance, simple agronomic practice, economic incentives, and price policies. Second part concentrates on food security planning. The subject of this section is the risks involved with rain-fed production. The problems arise when rainfall becomes rare and crops dried up. Last part of the book details the Arab trade in agricultural commodities and its effect for regional food security. The book will provide useful information to sectors that are concerned with agriculture production and improvement.