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Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa Irrigation and Water Resources

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The shortage of water is one of the crucial issues facing the Near East Region and is likely to be exacerbated in the future as a result of population growth, climate change and the degradation of water resources quality. Most of the renewable water resources of the region are already being used, essentially for agriculture; and what remains can only be harnessed at high, or at times prohibitive, costs. Competition from other sectors is likely to further reduce the share of agriculture in the limited water resources.

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Recent News

 
World Water Council and FAO step up their partnership World Water Council and FAO step up their partnership
"18 Jun 2014"
The World Water Council (WWC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to intensify their collaboration in a bid to strengthen global water .... Details
Groundwater depletion is the greatest challenge in Yemen, Mujawar Groundwater depletion is the greatest challenge in Yemen, Mujawar
"15 Apr 2014"
Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Fareed Mujawar has said that groundwater depletion is the greatest challenge being faced by agricultural development in Yemen, as well as excess .... Details

Recent Events

 
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): Irrigation and Soil Management Workshop
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): Irrigation and Soil Management Workshop
"27 Aug 2014"
The workshop will benefit some 40 farmers and members of the Dardara Water Cooperative. The beneficiaries will be introduc ... Details
Improving Crop-Water Productivity in water scarce countries
Improving Crop-Water Productivity in water scarce countries
"24 Aug 2014"
With fresh water availability set to drop by 50 percent by the year 2050, the Near East and North Africa (NENA) may be facing t ... Details

Press releases

 
Prediction of Crop Water Requirements: FAO Trains Local Irrigation Practitioners on the Use of FAO C ....
05 Sep 2013
In an agriculture in constant evolution, irrigation needs to adapt to new, more stringent requiremen ....
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Syrian Ministry of Agricul ....
15 Apr 2009
The Regional Office for the Near East of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nat ....
The Regional Office for the Near East of the Food and Agriculture Organization Organizes an Internat ....
06 Apr 2008
The Regional Office for the Near East of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ....