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The changing state of agribusiness in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region

Date of publication: 30 November 2015

Countries in the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region face significant and mounting food security challenges. The economic crisis in 2008 and political transformations over the past five years have put pressure on food systems, while natural resource constraints keep tightening due to climate change and population growth.

A new joint...


Zambia: Irrigation market brief

Date of publication: 14 July 2015

In Africa, more than any other sector, agribusiness has the potential to reduce poverty and drive economic growth. Agriculture accounts for nearly half of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employs 60 percent of the labor force. The World Bank estimates that by 2030, agriculture could develop into a...


Tunisie: Analyse de la filière oléicole

Date of publication: 9 July 2015

L’huile d’olive est l’une des principales productions agricoles de la Tunisie et constitue un produit d’exportation stratégique pour le pays. La Tunisie est en effet le troisième pays exportateur d’huile d’olive après l’Italie et l’Espagne. En termes de production, la Tunisie se range généralement parmi les six plus importants producteurs mondiaux,...


Jordan: Water along the food chain

Date of publication: 6 July 2015

In Jordan, water is both crucial and scarce.  The agricultural industry annually soaks up most of the country's groundwater, with sixty percent being used on irrigation alone.  However, renewable water resources fall far short of the current demand.  Recent surveys show a negative 46 million cubic meters in the ratio...


Agricultural Growth in West Africa (AGWA)

Date of publication: 1 July 2015

Market and Policy Drivers

West African Agriculture is at a turning point. The combination of strong demand growth, sustained economic growth, higher global agricultural prices, and an improved policy environment has generated the most conducive conditions for Agricultural growth in over 30 years. West African countries and their Development...


Designing warehouse receipt legislation: Regulatory options and recent trends

Date of publication: 30 April 2015

The FAO Investment Centre and the FAO Development Law Branch have just published a review of warehouse receipt legislation and related regulatory practices worldwide. The publication - “Designing warehouse receipt legislation: regulatory options and recent trends” - provides country-based examples on how to develop enabling legislation for inventory credit.


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