FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa

List of events

Register here  Interpretation in Arabic and French will be available Organised by the FAO RNE network on nutrition-sensitive food systems, in collaboration with ESN and the ESP, the event aims to:  Discuss linkages between nutrition and gender equality, based on evidence and lessons learned from programmes implemented in the NENA region, including in situations of...
World Oceans Day
08.06.2021 - 08.06.2021
Oceans are an essential component of the Earth's ecosystem -- a source of biodiversity, food, and life.On 8 June, World Oceans Day will be celebrated worldwide to emphasize their importance in our daily lives. FAO in North Africa and Near-East will join the global celebration by proposing a specific event on...
Background Countries in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region have ensured that food systems continue to function amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and by many measures they have been resilient; food production, global and local food availability, and prices have remained relatively stable though rising of late. Market disruptions have...
Not only does the way we produce and consume food have far reaching impacts on our health, natural environment, climate, economy and livelihoods, but the current food systems and the ability of the NENA countries to work towards a holistic approach to food system development is under constant threat due...
There is not a more complex context for food waste than in the Arab region, whose unique culture, religions, history, and climate impact on the decision and behaviors of consumers and retailers with regards to food waste. Given the region's limited natural resources and dependency on food imports to meet...