Gulf Cooperation Council
Network for Drylands Research & Development

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مجلس التعاون الخليجي لدراسات

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Approximately 2 million hectares of rainfed and irrigated agricultural lands are lost to production every year due to severe land degradation, among other factors.


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Detailed information on Irrigation in the Near East (even if really outdated outdated) can be found:



Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Irrigation in the near east region in figures, Rome, 1997


The study is the outcome of the by FAO developed AQUASTAT program, which is an information system on water use for agriculture and rural development. The survey aims to provide a clear picture of the situation of rural water resources management on a country basis, with emphasis on irrigation, and featuring major characteristics, trends, constraints and perspectives. Furthermore to help support continental and regional analyses by providing systematic, up-to-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and rural development as well as to serve as a tool for large-scale planning and forecasting.

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