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As the 45th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC45) discusses new food standards from 21 to 25 November 2022, you may wish to browse through [...]

This report notes that nearly 137 million people in the region did not have regular access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food in 2019. Proposed policy responses to strengthen food systems include diversifying trade partners and improving local logistics.

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Arab States face significant challenges in achieving both SDG target 2.1 and SDG target 2.2. The deteriorating food security situation suggests that a greater number of people face difficulties in accessing a healthy diet, which will have negative implications for their nutritional status.

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The State of Food and Agriculture 2021 presents country-level indicators of the resilience of agrifood systems. The indicators measure the robustness of primary production and food availability, as well as physical and economic access to food. They can thus help assess the capacity of national agrifood systems to absorb shocks and stresses, a key aspect of resilience.

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Recent assessments, projections and scenarios from the international community show the continued and increasing depletion of soil, land and water resources, loss of biodiversity, associated degradation and pollution, and scarcity in the primary natural resources. Ten years after its first release, and with the theme “Systems at Breaking Point”, SOLAW 2021 – Synthesis report highlights the major risks and trends related to soil, land and water and presents means of resolving competition among users and generating multiple benefits for people and the environment.

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