Food Dependency in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Retrospective Analysis Projections to 2050
Keywords:food security, food security and middle east, Food policies
This book, Food Dependency in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Retrospective Analysis Projections to 2050, sets out the risks to food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region from various issues, including climate change, and how these vulnerabilities interact with other key trends and sources of risk, including population growth, urbanisation, and conflict. Focused on the year 2050, this book contributes to a better understanding of how these trends and threats may affect the region in the coming years. The book predicts that the MENA region will continue to be one of the most import-dependent regions in the world. About half of the food in the region is imported; however, given high population growth rates, with a population growth of 1.7% in 2020 across the MENA region, the second fastest globally, behind only Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the findings of this analysis, import dependency is predicted to expand further by 2050. Some sub-regions are still struggling to attain sustainable levels; the MENA might import 60 to 70% of their food needs.
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