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Food Security in the 21st century was the subject of a report presented to the World Government Summit, held earlier this month in Dubai.The report further focuses on advanced technology to increase production as the primary solution to the problem of food security, at a time of growing fears of the impact of climate change on agriculture. In the Arab region, food security is an issue of exceptional importance.The global food crisis and the unprecedented rise in food prices during the last decade, coupled by the export restrictions imposed by some wheat-producing countries in 2010, have renewed the call for providing safe sources for countries largely dependent on imports, as is the case of the Arab region.In short, what alternative options do Arab countries have to achieve food security?Although the Arab region is a net importer of food, with dwindling natural resources and fast-growing population, a report on food security by the Arab Forum for Environment and Development concluded with a positive note.
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