Food Security Issues in the Arab Near East - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080234472, 9781483188799

Food Security Issues in the Arab Near East

1st Edition

A Report of the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia

Editors: A. A. El-Sherbini
eBook ISBN: 9781483188799
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 260
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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


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)


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