Drought characteristics and management in North Africa and the Near East.

Published online
26 Jun 2019
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Bazza, M. & Kay, M. & Knutson, C.

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North Africa


This report assesses the occurrence and impacts of drought, the current policies underlying drought management as well as the mitigation measures and responses adopted in the Near East and North Africa region, with a focus on the agriculture sector. It is the third of a series of similar studies carried out in different regions and countries of the world, with the objective of shedding light on drought effects, sensitizing policy-makers for the much needed paradigm shift to pro-active drought management planning and providing guidance for the development of such policies. The studies are carried out by FAO, in collaboration with the Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, as a direct contribution to FAO's Strategic Objective 'increasing the resilience of livelihoods to disasters' and Strategic Objective 'make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable'.

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