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dc.contributorDuwayri, Mahmud A.en_US
dc.contributorOweis, Theiben_US
dc.contributorBishaw, Zewdieen_US
dc.contributorRischkowsky, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributorAw-Hassan, Aden A.en_US
dc.contributorGrando, Stefaniaen_US
dc.creatorHaddad, Nasrien_US
dc.date2011-02-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-04T11:00:10Z
dc.date.available2018-03-04T11:00:10Z
dc.identifierhttps://mel.cgiar.org/dspace/limiteden_US
dc.identifierhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12571-010-0099-7en_US
dc.identifier.citationNasri Haddad, Mahmud A. Duwayri, Theib Oweis, Zewdie Bishaw, Barbara Rischkowsky, Aden A. Aw-Hassan, Stefania Grando. (12/2/2011). The potential of small-scale rainfed agriculture to strengthen food security in Arab countries. Food Security, 3 (Supplement 1), pp. 163-173.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/7971
dc.description.abstractIn most Arab countries, domestic agricultural production is insufficient. The gap between production and demand is likely to increase due to climate change and other factors. This review paper examines the challenges and possible solutions to ensuring food security in the future. It focuses on rainfed agriculture, which accounts for two-thirds of the region’s cropland, the bulk of its food staples, and almost all its rangelands. Given the scarcity of water and arable land, there are few opportunities in the region to expand cultivated area. But numerous effective, proven technologies are available that can increase productivity per unit area of land or volume of water. Crop technologies include, for example, new stress-tolerant varieties, supplemental irrigation and other techniques to increase water productivity, and conservation agriculture and other land management methods. Livestock nutrition and productivity could be increased with new forage or dual-purpose varieties, and greater use of alternative feed sources such as feed blocks made from crop by-products. The paper describes some of these technologies, and summarizes results obtained from on-station and on-farm testing. The key issue is poor adoption of available technologies. The priority for researchers and policy makers must therefore be to scale up investments in research and extension; encourage private sector participation; and create enabling policies to encourage technology adoption, market participation and more sustainable use of natural resources, by smallholder farmers.en_US
dc.formatPDFen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag (Germany)en_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-NC-4.0en_US
dc.sourceFood Security ;3,(2011) Pagination 163,173en_US
dc.subjectcrop varietiesen_US
dc.subjectlivestock productivityen_US
dc.subjectenabling policyen_US
dc.subjectrainfed agricultureen_US
dc.subjecttechnology adoptionen_US
dc.subjectWheaten_US
dc.subjectLentilen_US
dc.subjectChickpeaen_US
dc.titleThe potential of small-scale rainfed agriculture to strengthen food security in Arab countriesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idOweis, Theib: 0000-0002-2003-4852en_US
cg.creator.idBishaw, Zewdie: 0000-0003-1763-3712en_US
cg.creator.idRischkowsky, Barbara: 0000-0002-0035-471Xen_US
cg.creator.idAw-Hassan, Aden A.: 0000-0002-9236-4949en_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood securityen_US
cg.subject.agrovocarab countriesen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Jordan - JUen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.date.embargo-end-date2111-02-12en_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.countryDZen_US
cg.coverage.countryEGen_US
cg.coverage.countryIQen_US
cg.coverage.countryJOen_US
cg.coverage.countryMAen_US
cg.coverage.countrySYen_US
cg.coverage.countrySDen_US
cg.contactN.Haddad@cgiar.orgen_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12571-010-0099-7en_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US
mel.impact-factor2.271en_US


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