Food security and conflict in the ESCWA region
- Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
- New York : United Nations, 2010.
- Physical description
- vii, 134 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-134).
- Food security assessment in the ESCWA region
- Conflict and food security nexus
- Regional policy review and recommendations
- Recommendations for policy actions in the ESCWA region.
- "This report argues that, up to a certain extent, the conflict-affected countries and territories of the ESCWA region can promote food security nationally. What the region is in need of, however, is greater regional cooperation for three reasons, namely: (a) conflict-affected countries and territories do not have the fiscal space and public administrative capacity needed to finance and introduce food security programmes; (b) prevailing political constraints prevent existing cleavages between ruling elites and disenfranchised factions within the society from being easily overcome; and (c) the potential benefits from investments into better food security are greater when taking advantage of regional cooperation, given that the numerous threats to food security carry a regional dimension and, therefore, require a regional solution in line with the subsidiarity principle."--Introd.
- Publication date
- "E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/1, 13 September 2010."
- Also available online via the ESCWA web site.
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