Fundamental Shift In MENA Drought Management Needed: UNFAO

15 Jun 2018 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ROME, Italy

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The agency said in a new report issued June 15, ahead of the UN's World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, that a more pro-active approach based on the principles of risk reduction is needed to build greater resilience to droughts.Even though drought is a familiar phenomenon in the region, over the past four decades, droughts have become more widespread, prolonged and frequent - likely due to climate change...

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