Food Security from Global to MENA

Food Security from Global to MENA

Under its seminar series, the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS), along with its Food Security Program, and in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), hosted the launch of IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report labeled “Food Security from Global to MENA.” 
This event was part of a series of launches held in major cities around the globe including Washington, Rome, Beijing, and New Delhi.

IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Re​port (GFPR) reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2017. It also highlights challenges and opportunities for 2018 at the global and regional levels. This year’s report focuses on the issue of antiglobalism, which was on the rise in 2017.

Food import dependency, agricultural value added, and city growth in MENA

An audience of over 80 people participated in the Beirut launch event, including FAFS Dean Rabi Mohtar and Faculty of Health Sciences Dean Iman Nuwayhid, in addition to other faculty members, students, and alumni. Guests from the private sector as well as NGOs and civil society also attended the event, including representatives from the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programme, and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas.

Read the full article by Sally Abou Melhem and download the report via American University of Beirut.

[Photo by UNDP in Lebanon | Flickr]

Food Security from Global to MENA

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