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Guidelines
Global guidelines for the restoration of degraded forests and landscapes in drylands

Building resilience and benefiting livelihoods
The aim of the guidelines is to enhance restoration efforts in the world’s drylands. They provide specific guidance for policymakers and other decision-makers, and for practitioners. Well-informed policymakers and other higher-order decision-makers can be enablers in the design and implementation of effective restoration efforts by providing appropriate policies, governance mechanisms...
Australia - Burkina Faso - China - Egypt - Ethiopia - India - Lebanon - Mauritania - Nepal - Niger - Peru - Senegal - South Africa - Spain - Syrian Arab Republic - Turkey - United Republic of Tanzania - Uzbekistan
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Subregional strategy and action plan

Resilient livelihoods for agriculture and food and nutrition security in areas affected by the Syria crisis
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is closely monitoring the impact of the Syria crisis on food security, nutrition, agriculture and livelihoods in Syria and neighbouring Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Assessments carried out across the affected subregion indicate that threats to food security and...
Egypt - Iraq - Lebanon - Syrian Arab Republic
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Report
Statistical review

Agriculture - Food Security - Society - Environment
Hosted on CIHEAM’s website (ciheam.org), the Mediterranean Observatory aims at contributing to the exchange of ideas by providing information and analyses on agriculture, food and development within the Euro-Mediterranean area. In this regard, various statistical indicators were collected and processed in order to offer essential information for all those who,...
Albania - Algeria - Croatia - Egypt - France - Greece - Jordan - Lebanon - Libya - Malta - Montenegro - Morocco - Portugal - Spain - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - Turkey
2015 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Blog article
Lebanon’s farmers need social protection to stay put

Lebanon’s rural areas are resource-rich but to keep citizens there the government must provide them with more economic incentives to stay, experts told The Daily Star Friday. “Social protection is critical to fight poverty in rural areas,” Maurice Saade, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization representative in Lebanon, told...
Lebanon
2015

Journal
CIHEAM Watche Letter 30 - Food Waste and Losses in the Mediterranean

In the Mediterranean area, precise and accurate data regarding food waste and losses should be enhanced, especially in a context where the food security of the region’s countries is fragile and the sustainability of development is threatened. During the 10th meeting of the CIHEAM member states agriculture ministers, the food...
Algeria - Egypt - Italy - Lebanon - Morocco - Spain - Tunisia
2014 - Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes (CIHEAM-IAMM)

Policy brief/paper
Subregional strategy and action plan

Resilient livelihoods for agriculture and food and nutrition security in areas affected by the Syria crisis
The humanitarian situation in Syria is of grave concern, with domestic, regional and growing international consequences. As the conflict enters its fourth year, insecurity, generalized violence and specific persecution continue to force the people of Syria to seek safety and protection elsewhere, both inside the country and in the neighbouring...
Egypt - Iraq - Jordan - Lebanon - Syrian Arab Republic - Turkey
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Blog article
KariaNet, Planning the future of networking in the Near East and North Africa region

IFAD and the International Centre for Rural Development, (IDRC) joined hands to use networking to improve the performance of their agriculture and rural development projects in a programme called the Knowledge Access in Rural Interconnected Areas Network, or KariaNet. The KariaNet approach, including collaborative research and capacity building, takes a page from...
Algeria - Egypt - Jordan - Lebanon - Morocco - Palestine - Sudan - Syrian Arab Republic - Yemen
2014 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Policy brief/paper
Lebanon plan of action for resilient livelihoods 2014 - 2018

Food security response and stabilization of rural livelihoods addressing the impacts of the Syria crisis
lthough the role of agriculture in the national economy of Lebanon is declining in relative terms, it continues to play an important role in the rural economy and has a significant impact on rural livelihoods. In the areas most affected by the Syria crisis – northern Lebanon and the Bekaa...
Lebanon
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Report
Sustainable agricultural livelihoods in marginal areas (SALMA)

Project information document
The World Bank SALMA project would contribute to the economic infrastructure area of engagement outlined in the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for FY11-14 and is aligned with the lessons learned in the FY08-09 Interim Strategy Note. Three aspects of economic infrastructure are addressed: agriculture, environment, and transportation. The project is...
Lebanon
2012 - the World Bank (WB)

Journal
Caravan - Research that works for people and communities

This issue of Caravan looks to the field to present approaches and examples that have been developed through our research with partners in many dryland countries, and can be deployed to benefit smallholder farmers in many more locations. These technologies bring resistance to drought, temperature extremes, or diseases that damage and...
Afghanistan - Ethiopia - Lebanon - Uzbekistan
2012 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Report
ICARDA annual report 2011

Higher yields, better nutrition
 Legumes are the main source of protein for more than one billion people in South Asia. ICARDA and its partners have developed new legume varieties with high yields, enhanced nutritional value, as well as other traits such as drought tolerance and disease resistance.
Lebanon
2011 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Newsletter article
Climate change and water resources in the Mediterranean region

In view of the creation of a free trade area by 2010-2020, it is increasingly important to fuel euroMediterranean partnership and gradually aim at the construction of a high quality agricultural and agrifood system. To this end, the horizons of research should be widened to cover the big issues of...
Lebanon - Morocco
2010

Journal article
Evaluation de la durabilité des élevages de petits ruminants au Liban

L'évaluation de la durabilité de 129 élevages de petits ruminants au Liban a été réalisée à l'aide d'un outil dérivé de la méthode IDEA (Indicateurs de Durabilité des Exploitations Agricoles), qui évalue les trois composantes agro-écologique, socio-territoriale et économique de la durabilité. L'analyse multivariée des 39 indicateurs a permis de...
Lebanon
2009 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Working paper
Rural women producers and cooperatives in conflicts settings in the Arab States

Ongoing violent conflicts accentuate the challenges that women and men face in the rural areas of Iraq, Lebanon, and the occupied Palestinian territories. The potential of cooperatives for sharing risk, pooling resources, learning together, generating income, and balancing work and family responsibilities, has yet to be actualized. Cooperatives in the...
Iraq - Lebanon - Palestine
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Wheat rust disease global programme

Wheat, grown on more than 200 million hectares of land worldwide, is a source of food and livelihoods for over one billion people in developing countries. This important commodity has been greatly affected by recent soaring food prices. Wheat prices have doubled in the last year, largely as a result...
Algeria - Egypt - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Iraq - Jordan - Lebanon - Libya - Morocco - Oman - Sudan - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - Yemen
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Crisis Management Centre for the Food Chain

Report
The role of high-value crops in rural poverty reduction in the Near East and North Africa

In their individual and joint efforts to address the problems of poverty, IFAD and its partner agencies in the NENA region are confronted by a large number of constraints, including:• The natural resource base in both quantity and quality, in particular, the prevalence ofdesert and semi-arid areas and the frequency...
Algeria - Bahrain - Egypt - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Iraq - Jordan - Kuwait - Lebanon - Libya - Mauritania - Morocco - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Sudan - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - United Arab Emirates - Yemen
2008 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Technical paper
Organic farming in the Mediterranean

Towards further development
The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-IAMB) has initiated since 1999 data collection on the organic sector in the Mediterranean area. Since 2005 a separate chapter in « The World of Organic Agriculture » has been dedicated to the Mediterranean area, and IAMB has committed itself to supporting the global...
Egypt - Jordan - Lebanon - Syrian Arab Republic
2008 - The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-IAMB)

Journal article
Small ruminant production systems in north Lebanon: technical and economic analysis

 study was conducted to evaluate small ruminant production systems and productivity in the northern area of Lebanon. Fifty-one small ruminant holders were monitored over two years focusing on the technical and economic situation of the herd. Another 19 farmers were covered by a technical and economic questionnaire of analysis in...
Lebanon
2006 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Journal
Caravan - Special issue on International Year of Deserts and Desertification

This issue of Caravan looks at different aspects of desertification; and how ICARDA and its partners are working together to help farming communities find effective, sustainable solutions. These collaborative efforts have generated significant impacts at community level – higher crop yields, more sustainable farming systems, more incomegenerating opportunities for the...
Jordan - Lebanon
2006 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
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