FAO Stresses Climate Change Implications for Agriculture in the Near East

FaoA new report released at the FAO Regional Conference for the Near East (1-5 March 2008) in Cairo, Egypt, finds that agriculture in the Near East is likely to suffer losses because of high temperature, droughts, floods and soil degradation threatening the food security of many countries.

The report suggests that an additional 155 to 600 million people may suffer an increase in water stress in North Africa with a 3° Celsius temperature rise.

FAO Report on “Climate Change: Implications for Agriculture in the Near East” FAO press release, 3 March 2008