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(Mediterranean Agricultural Information Network) Fostering cooperation and experience sharing among the national information systems on agricultural (cereals) markets in the Mediterranean. The network of 13 countries is coordinated by CIHEAM, and more specifically by its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAI) of Montpellier.
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Droughts and Agriculture in Lebanon : Causes, Consequences, and Risk Management (report) | The World Bank

Droughts and Agriculture in Lebanon : Causes, Consequences, and Risk Management (report) | The World Bank | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

The World Bank, 01/10/2018

The drier conditions will have important consequences on Lebanon’s agricultural economy and the wellbeing of citizens working in agriculture. Over the past decade, a series of droughts and other extreme weather events demanded the nation’s attention. Thanks to a greater awareness of drought, adaptation actions listed in the report could be: developing a national drought action plan, establishing drought monitoring systems, improving ministerial coordination, utilizing new technologies like Hydroponics and Early Warning Systems, improving the quantity and quality of climatic data, and other actions. To help build long-term drought risk management, two first steps could be taken. First, set
up a national drought monitoring system and, second, develop national drought plans. These steps will establish clear and practical actions, like water allocation prioritization, that can be implemented quickly
once droughts are identified.

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To download the full report, click here http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/892381538415122088/pdf/130405-WP-P160212-Lebanon-WEB.pdf

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Tunisie : une nouvelle aide pour l’agriculture irriguée permettra de préserver les ressources en eau et de créer des débouchés

Tunisie : une nouvelle aide pour l’agriculture irriguée permettra de préserver les ressources en eau et de créer des débouchés | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON, 29 mai 2018

La Banque mondiale a annoncé aujourd’hui un projet d’un montant de 140 millions de dollars destiné à soutenir les efforts de développement de l’agriculture irriguée entrepris par la Tunisie en vue d’améliorer la gestion de ressources en eau limitées et de créer des opportunités économiques, en particulier dans les régions rurales sous-développées. Ce nouveau projet financera la remise en état des systèmes d’irrigation afin d’accroître leur fiabilité et leur efficacité, conditions nécessaires au développement d’un secteur agricole plus productif, générant des revenus plus élevés et créateur d’opportunités pour divers types d’entreprises et diverses catégories de la population, dont les femmes et les jeunes.

Le Projet d’intensification de l’agriculture irriguée en Tunisie permettra de restaurer les systèmes d’irrigation dans les régions agricoles des gouvernorats de Béja, Bizerte, Jendouba, Nabeul, Sfax et Siliana, en vue de réduire les pertes, qui peuvent se monter jusqu’à 40 % de l’eau utilisée, et de réguler l’approvisionnement en eau.

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Climate Variability, Drought, and Drought Management in Tunisia's Agricultural Sector (report) | The World Bank

Climate Variability, Drought, and Drought Management in Tunisia's Agricultural Sector (report) | The World Bank | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

The World Bank, 01/10/2018

Wheat and other rainfedcrops are critical to food security and livestock survival and are the crops most affected by climate variability. Climate change’s adverse impacts on agriculture are a contingent liability for the Tunisian economy, including for the country’s GDP, trade balance, and balance of payments. As agricultural and agro-industrial outputs fall, food and fodder imports must rise to meet domestic demand. Therefore, this report suggests additional action on implementing integrated drought management (IDM) on top of what the government is already doing. Food and agriculture value chains are affected by climate events. This report includes detailed analyses of two key value chains, namely wheat and dairy.

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To download the full report, click here http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/318211538415630621/pdf/130406-WP-P159856-Tunisia-WEB2.pdf

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