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The natural resources for agriculture in the Near East are limited. Except for Sudan and Turkey, there are very limited land reserves remaining for horizontal expansion in arable agriculture. Yield increase and increased cropping intensity are the only avenues still open. However, the fact that 66 percent of the agriculturally-suitable areas are permanent pastures indicates a reasonable potential for livestock production when compared to crop production in the Region. In addition, most of the land classified as waste and barren, about 57 percent of the total land area, is classified as rangeland and provides significant feed resources to the nomadic and trans- human livestock populations.
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Recent News

 
FAO supporting struggling poultry farmers in Syria FAO supporting struggling poultry farmers in Syria
"28 May 2014"
Findings from the FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission conducted in May/June 2013 indicate that poultry production in Syria is estimated to have dropped by more than 5 .... Details
FAO and OIE boost collaboration on animal health FAO and OIE boost collaboration on animal health
"25 May 2014"
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today pledged to step up their existing collaboration to contro .... Details

Recent Events

 
Technical Consultation Meeting on MERS-CoV and animals
Technical Consultation Meeting on MERS-CoV and animals
"20 May 2014"
In ongoing efforts to better understand the role of animal species in the epidemiology of MERS-CoV and in response to the surge ... Details
Field Diagnosis of Trans-boundary Livestock Diseases
Field Diagnosis of Trans-boundary Livestock Diseases
"15 Apr 2014"
The workshop is organized in light of the high risk of livestock disease outbreak and infection as a result of the Syria crisis ... Details

Press releases

 
FAO organizes the closing workshop of the project on Strengthening Veterinary Quarantine Capacity in ....
16 Dec 2013
FAO Lebanon and the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture are hosting a two-day closing workshop of the T ....
FAO Calls for Immediate Support to Farmers Affected by Syrian Crisis ....
07 Jun 2013
The Syria conflict has a severe impact the lives and livelihoods of neighboring farmers communities ....
Workshop on Regional Coordination on Foot-and-Mouth Disease Surveillance, Diagnosis and Control in t ....
03 Dec 2012
The recent outbreaks of an atypical strain of FMD (SAT2), with cases confirmed in Egypt, Libya, Gaza ....