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Arab Watch Report on Economic and Social Rights in the Arab Region: Right to Food
The right to food is a priority at the global level, and especially in the Arab region where countries with heightened armed conflicts as Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Palestine suffer from severe malnutrition. And yet, conflicts are not the only reason behind the deterioration in the food situation, because it is primarily due to the social and economic policies adopted, as well as climate change and change in production and consumption patterns. In fact, these policies have had a significant impact on small producers and rural populations.
To better understand the setbacks for the right to food, the Arab Watch Report 2019 raises these concerns through 10 national and six regional papers, which all adopt an all-encompassing approach to the right to food and its aspects. Includes: A comparative perspective from the Arab world; The Integration of the Political Economy of Arab Food Systems Under Global Food Regimes; Shifting the paradigm- moving towards food sovereignty, theoretical and practical reflections; Impact of Agricultural Policies on Food Security in the Arab Region; Right to Food and Food Sovereignty from a Gender Perspective; Algeria; Egypt; Jordan; Lebanon; Mauritania; Morocco; Palestine; Sudan; Syria; Yemen.
FAO Reports/Working Papers
Implications of the war in Ukraine for agrifood trade and food security in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia
The Russian Federation and Ukraine are major global suppliers of cereals and sunflower oil, while the Russian Federation is also a leading exporter of fertilizers and energy. Due to the devastating war in Ukraine, global prices for these commodities have reached record highs. FAO Markets and Trade Division, with the FAO Investment Centre and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, have published this study on the potential impact of the war in Ukraine on food security and agrifood trade in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. Beyond a detailed analysis of how the war in Ukraine affects these countries, the report also contains a set of key policy recommendations to help governments cope with the unfolding situation and improve food security in the medium and long term.This publication is part of the Knowledge for Investment (K4I) series managed by FAO Investment Centre.