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Institutional & promotional materials
April 2014
Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Palestine
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia
Yemen
Northern Africa
Western Asia

The year 2013 witnessed progress both in research and overall operations of the Initiative. Two bilaterally funded programs for Iraq and Tunisia were launched offering new opportunities and models for engagement of US and regional research capacities. The research agenda was strengthened with increased collaboration and partnership.

Institutional & promotional materials
March 2014
Iran
Jordan
Morocco
Tunisia
Yemen
Northern Africa
Southern Asia
Western Asia

This document is a synthesis of outcomes from a knowledge process that was a collaborative effort involving researchers, scientists, and technicians from Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2014
Iran
Jordan
Morocco
Tunisia
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Northern Africa
Southern Asia
Central Asia
Western Asia

The Menarid Knowledge Management initiative offers three services that will improve the effectiveness and wider use of IFAD projects – and potentially other rural development initiatives active in sustainable land and water management.

Institutional & promotional materials
March 2014
Iran
Jordan
Morocco
Tunisia
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Northern Africa
Southern Asia
Central Asia
Western Asia

MENA’s permanent cropland – currently at less than 6% of the total land area – is shrinking due to serious land degradation and recurrent droughts. The region faces the most severe water shortage in the world with annual renewable water resources per capita estimated to decline from 1,045 m3/yr in 1997 to 740 m3/yr in 2015.

January 2014
Jordan

Over the last three decades Jordan has
made substantial investments in its human resources,
spending more than 10 percent of Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) on health and education. Like their male counterparts,
women and girls have benefitted from these policies and

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
Jordan

Eastern Mediterranean ecosystems are prone to desertification when under grazing pressure. Therefore, management of grazing intensity plays a crucial role to avoid or to diminish land degradation and to sustain both livelihoods and ecosystem functioning. The dynamic land-use model LandSHIFT was applied to a case study on the country level for Jordan.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
Israel
Jordan

This research explores local resident perspectives on ecosystem services (ES) in the hyper-arid Arava Valley/Wadi Araba, which spans across both Israel and Jordan. Identifying and characterizing ES, an increasingly popular precursor for crafting sustainable natural resource management and land use policy, is an inherently multi-disciplinary endeavor.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
Angola
Greece
United States of America
Rwanda
China
Namibia
Australia
Eswatini
Canada
Iran
Iceland
Thailand
New Zealand
Kenya
Mozambique
Jordan
South Africa
Vietnam
Italy
Tanzania
Botswana
Kazakhstan
Mongolia

Under the current challenges of food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation, further provision of ecosystem services and sustainable intensification of agriculture, soil information becomes fundamental to guide wise policies and decisions.

Reports & Research
December 2013
Algeria
Egypt
Spain
Iraq
Jordan
Oman
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia
Italy
Sri Lanka
Asia
Northern Africa

For many centuries, the people of the Near East and North Africa (NENA) Region were able to cope, and even flourish, under conditions of water scarcity. However, with decades of relentless high rate of population growth, rapid urbanization, and uncharacteristically excessive consumption patterns, the region is now facing unprecedented levels of pressure on its natural resources.

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