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Presentations

FAO’s Near East regional Office Data Focal Points Consultation Workshop

Useful Links

Livelihoods Network

Relevant Links

Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping System (FIVIMS) World Food Situation Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture(GIEWS)

About Food Security and Trade

 

RNE region contains some of the world's most food insecure countries: e.g. Sudan and Iraq.The overall aim of RNE Food Systems Economics (FSE) unit is that of assisting member countries in the Near East and North Africa build national capacity in food security information needed for the formulation of more effective policies and intervention programmes for reducing hunger and food insecurity in accordance with the guidance given by the World Food Summit's Rome Declaration and Plan of Action, aiming at sustainable food security and agricultural growth. A major overall focus the unit's activity is to ensure a food security focus in all regional and country level activities of the Organization.

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Recent News

 
Iraq: Serious food security concerns due to conflict Iraq: Serious food security concerns due to conflict
"25 Jun 2014"
Iraq is facing serious food security concerns following the recent escalation of conflict in a large swath of the country, FAO warned today. Over 1 million people so far have fled .... Details
When a Slogan Becomes a Reality <br>   <span style="font-size: 0.7em;"> Egypt and FAO Ramp Up Support to South–South Cooperation</span> When a Slogan Becomes a Reality
Egypt and FAO Ramp Up Support to South–South Cooperation

"25 Jun 2014"
The Egyptian Government has renewed its commitment to support African countries’ efforts to achieve food security and improve agricultural and rural development at the 23rd session .... Details

Recent Events

 
AFED Seventh Annual Conference in Amman: Flagship Report on Arab Food Security
AFED Seventh Annual Conference in Amman: Flagship Report on Arab Food Security
"26 Nov 2014"
Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) announced after a meeting held in Amman by the organizing committee of its up ... Details
International Conference on ‘Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security’
International Conference on ‘Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security’
"15 May 2014"
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its 2020 Vision Initiative, along with partners, are organizing an ... Details

Press releases

 
UN Hunger report “Despite positive trends at global level, food security continues to be a big conc ....
30 Sep 2014
The number of undernourished in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) has more than doubled since 19 ....
World hunger falls, but 805 million still chronically undernourished MDG target to halve proport ....
16 Sep 2014
About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN rep ....
FAO Price Index Updates from the Near East and North Africa ....
03 Jul 2014
The global early outlook for wheat production in 2014 has been favourable. FAO's first forecast for ....