Food Security Issues in the Arab Near East

Food Security Issues in the Arab Near East

A Report of the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: A. A. El-Sherbini
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188799

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Food Security Issues in the Arab Near East discusses the condition that agricultural production has not kept up with the increasing food demand. Increased demand has stem from population explosion and the growth of incomes in the oil exporting countries. The book addresses this Arab food security crisis. First part of the volume reviews short-term considerations to increase food production in chosen countries of the region. They cover technical and socio-economic parameters which could give favourable short term effect on agricultural production. These parameters are crop insurance, simple agronomic practice, economic incentives, and price policies. Second part concentrates on food security planning. The subject of this section is the risks involved with rain-fed production. The problems arise when rainfall becomes rare and crops dried up. Last part of the book details the Arab trade in agricultural commodities and its effect for regional food security. The book will provide useful information to sectors that are concerned with agriculture production and improvement.

Table of Contents


  • Foreword

    Introduction: Scope of Publication and Coverage of Selected Topics

    Part I: Short-Term Possibilities for Increasing Food Production in Selected Arab Countries

    Chapter 1. Present Food Position and Demand Perspectives

    Chapter 2. Production Plans and Projected Food Deficits

    Chapter 3. New Policy Orientation and Pressure Mechanisms

    Chapter 4. Reconsideration of Production Decisions Under Rain-Fed Conditions

    Chapter 5. Agronomic Practices and the Adaptation of Technology

    Chapter 6. Possibilities for Increasing Livestock Production

    Chapter 7. Market Imperfections and Price Distortions

    Summary and Conclusions of Part I

    Part II: Development of Early Warning Systems and Stock-and-Allocation Food Policies

    Chapter 8. Case Study of Jordan Hi Summary and Conclusions of Chapter 8

    Chapter 9. Case Study of Syria

    Chapter 10. Development of a Sub-Regional Model

    Summary and Conclusions of Chapters 9 and 10

    Annexes to Part II (Detailed List Given on P. VII)

    Part III: Food Security Aspects of Arab Trade in Agricultural Commodities

    Chapter 11. Structure of Arab Trade in Agricultural Commodities

    Chapter 12. Structural Weaknesses in Arab Agricultural Trade

    Chapter 15. Diversification of Extra-Regional Supply Sources

    Annexes to Part III (Detailed List Given on P. IX)

    Summary and Conclusions of Part

    Chapter 13. Magnitude of Food Security Problem

    Chapter 14. Intensification of Intra-Arab Trade in Agricultural Commodities

    Chapter 15. Diversification of Extra-Regional Supply Sources

    Summary and Conclusions of Part III

    Annexes to Part III (Detailed List Given on P. IX)


Product details

  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188799

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A. A. El-Sherbini

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