Priority issues for Near East food and agriculture
28 February 2014, Rome-- The results of the FAO Regional Conference for the Near East were presented at a press conference, along with proposals for improving food security and sustainability in agriculture amid ongoing changes in the region. During the Conference, government ministers and senior officials from countries across the region reviewed the overall state of food and agriculture, and discussed urgent issues facing countries, including the development of a strategy for sustainable water management, as the region faces what may be the most severe intensification of water scarcity in its history.
FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, excerpt from the Press Conference.
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