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Agriculture in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: the need to Address Cross-sectoral Interactions in the Near East and North Africa Region









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    FAO Regional Initiative: Sustainable small-scale agriculture for inclusive development in the Near East and North Africa 2016
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    In the Near East and North Africa, more than 80 percent of agricultural production is provided by small scale agriculture. Despite its enormous contribution to food security and to rural economy, small scale agriculture faces constraints that hinder its productivity. This Regional Initiative aims to reduce rural poverty by promoting inclusive small scale agriculture, increasing access of smallholders to social protection, rural services and markets, strengthening the capacities of producers’ org anizations and promoting youth employment and sustainable value chain development. Specific activities include: developing tools for capacity building related to agribusiness, food value chain, market linkages, access to rural services and investment; technical and managerial support to promote inclusive, efficient and sustainable agrifood chains; disseminating innovations; strengthening producers’ associations; developing farmer field schools; and supporting the expansion of agriculture employm ent, in particular for youth, the integration of social protection in agriculture and the extension of social protection to rural workers.
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    Towards the implementation of the SSF Guidelines in the Near East and North Africa Region. Proceedings of the Near East and North Africa Regional Consultation Towards the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication, Muscat, The Sultanate of Oman, 7-10 December 2015 2016
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    This document provides a summary of the presentations, discussions, conclusions and recommendations of the Near East and North Africa Regional Consultation Workshop on the Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication, held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, on 7–10 December 2015. The report was prepared by the Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Arab Region (INFOSAMAK) with important contributions by Nicole Franz, Lena Westlund, Cherif Toueilib and workshop presenters and participants. The workshop was co-hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sultanate of Oman, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with the collaboration of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM). The presentations given by the speakers are reproduced as submitted, as is the material included in the ann exes.
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    Engaging cities in sustainable and inclusive agrifood systems transformation in the Near East and North Africa region - AGENDA
    8-9 November 2023
    2023
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    In recognition of the importance of food secure and resilient cities, many local governments across the world are prioritizing food systems in their policies and plans. Their actions usually aim at addressing broader sets of challenges such as malnutrition, environmental challenges and resilience to shocks and extreme events. However, despite the progress, the role of local and regional governments in promoting urban food systems transformation has not been sufficiently recognized at national and global levels. In most cases, particularly in developing countries, local and sub-national governments lack financial and technical capacity to advance sustainable transformation of agrifood systems at scale. To support municipalities in putting cities in the driving seat for sustainable agrifood systems, there is a growing number of urban food systems networks and initiatives at global, regional and national levels.

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