Climate Change and Food Security in West Asia and North Africa

  • Mannava V.K. Sivakumar
  • Rattan Lal
  • Ramasamy Selvaraju
  • Ibrahim Hamdan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Climate Change in West Asia and North Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mannava V. K. Sivakumar, Alex C. Ruane, Jose Camacho
      Pages 3-26
  3. Climate Change and Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Hamed Daly-Hassen, Yves Birot, Carlos Gracia, Marc Palahi
      Pages 75-87
    3. Keith Cressman
      Pages 131-143
  4. Climate Change and Food Security: Perspectives from WANA Sub-Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. F. Driouech, S. Ben Rached, T. El Hairech
      Pages 161-172
    3. Ibrahim Ortas, Rattan Lal
      Pages 207-236
  5. Mitigation and Adaptation Options for Different Agroeconomic Sectors in WANA

  6. Policy, Financial, Institutional and Cooperation Issues

  7. Regional Agricultural Adaptation and Mitigation Framework for Climate Change in WANA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Mannava V. K. Sivakumar, Faisal Awawdeh, Nasri Haddad, Ibrahim Hamdan, Mark Holderness, Rattan Lal et al.
      Pages 409-418
  8. Conference Declaration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Mannava V. K. Sivakumar, Rattan Lal, Ramasamy Selvaraju, Ibrahim Hamdan
      Pages 421-423

About this book


The countries of West Asia and North Africa (WANA) have long had the challenge of providing sustainable livelihoods for their populations in the fragile ecosystems of semi-arid and arid areas.  Climate change is already a reality in WANA and it places additional constraints on the already fragile ecosystems of dry areas and limited natural resources in WANA.  Hence there is an urgency to develop, and strengthen further, research and technology transfer on adaptation, mitigation and production system resilience. A comprehensive and integrated approach to planning and implementing the climate change adaptation strategies across the wide range of agro-ecosystems in different countries in WANA could help both the planners and the local communities to deal effectively with the projected impacts and also contribute to overall sustainability of agricultural production systems. 
This book addresses the important issue of climate change and food security in West Asia and North Africa and presents perspectives from different sub-regions in WANA.  The mitigation and adaptation options for different agroeconomic sectors in WANA as well as policy, financial, institutional and cooperation issues are discussed.  These could help in the development of new policies to better adapt agriculture production systems and enhance food security in WANA.


Climate Change Food Security Mitigation and Adaptation Options Policy and financial innovations Regional Adaptation Framework

Editors and affiliations

  • Mannava V.K. Sivakumar
    • 1
  • Rattan Lal
    • 2
  • Ramasamy Selvaraju
    • 3
  • Ibrahim Hamdan
    • 4
  1. 1.Climate Prediction and Adaptation BranchWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO)Geneva 2Switzerland
  2. 2.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Climate, Energy and Tenure Div. (NRC)Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)RomeItaly
  4. 4.AARINENAAmmanJordan

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