- Population mobility and migrations.
- Climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions.
- Animal and plant health.
- Agricultural markets.
Addressing the root causes of migration and harnessing its potential for development
This brochure highlights the work of FAO and its partners to strengthen the resilience of communities and to assist displaced populations and host communities in coping with protracted displacement.
Despite six years of crisis in Syria, agriculture remains a key part of the economy. The sector still accounts for an estimated 26 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and represents a critical safety net for the 6.7 million Syrians – including those internally displaced - who still remain in rural areas.
However, agriculture and the livelihoods that depend on it have suffered massive loss. Today, food production is at a record low and around half the population remaining in Syria are unable to meet their daily food needs. Against this background, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has conducted the first comprehensive nationwide assessment on the cost of the war to the agriculture sector.
The Report "Regional Climate Change Adaptation Framework for The Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Areas" was published the United Nations Environment Programme and the Mediterranean Action Plan of the Barcelona Convention(UNEP/MAP).
The development of the Framework is guided by the following vision: “By 2025 the Marine and Coastal Areas of the Mediterranean countries and their communities have increased their resilience to the adverse impacts of climate variability and change, in the context of Sustainable Development. This is achieved through common objectives, cooperation, solidarity, equity and participatory governance”.