Near East

The overall picture that emerges from recent projections is that the Near East region is being gradually affected by climate change and will continue to be among the regions expected to be most vulnerable to climate change in the future.

As a result, agricultural productivity is likely to suffer losses because of high temperature, drought, floods and soil degradation, which, in turn, will put the food security of many countries under threat. As water is already the most limiting resource in the region, change in regional precipitation regimes, even on a small magnitude resulting from climate change, is expected to have substantial effect.

FAO Regional Office for the Near East is working closely with Member Countries of the region to address the issue of climate change with a view of building resilience, reducing negative impacts and managing and sustaining natural resources.

For more information

FAO Regional Office for the Near East

Climate Change: Implications for Agriculture in the Near East (prepared for FAO Regional Conference, March 2008, PDF)

A Review of Drought Occurrence and Monitoring and Planning Activities in the Near East Region (PDF)

The Near East Drought Planning Manual: Guidelines for Drought Mitigation and Preparedness Planning (PDF)


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last updated:  Monday, October 11, 2010