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Peer-reviewed publication
November 2019
Syrian Arab Republic

After eight years of civil war, parts of Syria are now free from conflict. In recognition of the return to peace, the government officially welcomes back all who fled the country to escape violence. Yet, a pattern of property expropriation supported by the government during the war limits the ability of some to return and reclaim their homes and businesses.

Reports & Research
September 2019
Afghanistan
United Arab Emirates
Egypt
India
Jordan
Lebanon
Morocco
Oman
Pakistan
Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia
Turkey
Uzbekistan
Northern Africa
Southern Asia
Central Asia
Western Asia

ICARDA continued to play a critical role in the development, improvement, and dissemination of climate-resilient crop varieties last year. The varieties strengthened food and nutritional security and provided a critical defense against extreme temperatures, water scarcity, and the emergence of new pests and diseases.

Reports & Research
May 2019
Turkmenistan
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Azerbaijan
Uzbekistan
Italy
Syrian Arab Republic
Kazakhstan
Myanmar
Turkey

This evaluation assessed strategic positioning of the first phase of the FAO-Turkey programme, its results and contributions, sustainability, as well as coherence and catalytic effects. It noted that the programme facilitated a beneficial collaboration between the Turkish Government and regional and international experts.

Journal Articles & Books
October 2018
France
Iraq
Turkey
Jordan
Italy
Syrian Arab Republic
Netherlands
Iran
Saudi Arabia

This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Euphrates-Tigris basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.

Journal Articles & Books
October 2018
Egypt
United States of America
Israel
Azerbaijan
Denmark
Italy
Syrian Arab Republic
Jordan
Netherlands
Russia
Lebanon

This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Jordan basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.

Journal Articles & Books
October 2018
Egypt
Turkmenistan
Spain
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Azerbaijan
Uzbekistan
Italy
Syrian Arab Republic
India
Kazakhstan
Belarus
Georgia
Armenia

This book is aimed at finding answers to questions about what the current situation with soil resources in the region of Central Asia and Southern Caucasus as related to food security, and how we can improve the food supply through the impact on the soil. The book consists of three parts.

Journal Articles & Books
October 2018
France
Iraq
Turkey
Italy
Syrian Arab Republic
Netherlands
Lebanon

This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Asi-Orontes basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.

Journal Articles & Books
October 2018
Germany
Kenya
Laos
Ethiopia
Zimbabwe
Italy
Syrian Arab Republic
Cambodia
Thailand
India
Sudan
New Zealand
Niger
Malawi
Norway
Netherlands

Available evidence indicates that pastoral destitution in Ethiopia is principally driven by feed and water scarcity. Feed resources ought to be considered in the broader perspective and not predominantly during emergency as is the case now.

Journal Articles & Books
August 2018
Algeria
Qatar
Egypt
Malta
Jordan
Libya
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Mauritania
Iraq
Iran
Djibouti
Morocco
Yemen
Turkey
Oman
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Sudan
Bahrain

Fragility has become the reality in several countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Armed conflict and forced displacement are taking an enormous toll on human lives, with the region accounting for about 60 percent of the estimated global total of battle-related casualties since the turn of the millennium.

Reports & Research
July 2018
Northern Africa
Egypt
Morocco
Sudan
Tunisia
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia
Southern Asia
Afghanistan
India
Iran
Western Asia
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Palestine
Syrian Arab Republic

Widespread heat waves, floods, and droughts last year were a strong reminder of the threats posed by climate change. In the non-tropical dry areas where ICARDA works we are becoming accustomed to record high temperatures and increasing water scarcity year on year.

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