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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

 
Sudan, Egypt Discuss Joint Cooperation in Artificial Insemination Techniques Sudan, Egypt Discuss Joint Cooperation in Artificial Insemination Techniques
"16 Apr 2014"
Minister of Animal Resources and Fisheries, Faisal Hassan Ibrahim discussed with Egyptian Minister of Agriculture Dr. Ayman Farid Abu Hadid, yesterday in Cairo, ways to promote and .... Details
FAO supports improving veterinary services in Yemen FAO supports improving veterinary services in Yemen
"31 Mar 2014"
The Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Fred Mujwwar attended on Sunday a closing ceremony of the 2nd training program aiming to qualify veterinarians in local communities. .... Details

Recent Events

 
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
FAO organizes the closing workshop of the project on Strengthening Veterinary Quarantine Capacity in Middle East Countries
"18 Dec 2013"
FAO Lebanon and the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture are hosting a two-day closing workshop of the Technical Cooperation Region ... 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 ....