FAO Innovative Approach to Resolve Land and Water Conflict in Yemen

Aug 2018

Yemen faces the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. The country has become increasingly unstable since the conflict escalated dramatically in mid-March 2015, severely disrupting the economy, including the agriculture sector.

Water scarcity in Yemen remains one of the main challenges in the agriculture sector. The unavailability of water for agricultural practices is the most limiting factor for food security.

In light of these alarming situation, FAO is empowering 38 Water User Associations (WUAs) to promote better water management and reduce local conflicts over water resources.