Cairo, SANA- The Arab Center for Studies Arid Zones and Drylands (ACSAD) during an Arab consultative workshop hosted in Cairo on Thursday presented the research and applied studies completed by the Center and its proposals, to develop joint Arab action and achieve food security.
The workshop was held under the patronage of the Secretary-General of the Arab League and was attended by a number of Arab ministers and directors of organizations.
The Director-General of ACSAD, Dr. Naser Eddin Al Obaid, pointed out to the contribution of the research conducted by the Center to reducing the food gap and developing Arab agriculture.
Al-Obeid reviewed ACSAD’s vision to confront existing environmental challenges and their impact on agricultural activity through implementing the Cairo Declaration issued by the General Assembly of ACSAD Center in its 36th session on adapting to climate change and mitigating its negative effects on the Arab region.
Al-Obaid stressed that ACSAD is working to follow up on new technical and scientific developments at the international level and develop an information system with the aim of achieving the joint action strategy and increasing its effectiveness.
On the sidelines of the meetings, Al-Obaid discussed during his meetings with the Ministers of Agriculture of Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt the joint projects implemented by ACSAD in those countries, and finding effective ways to develop and boost joint businesses, programs, and activities to confront the existing economic and social challenges.
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