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Socio-Economic and Food Security Atlas (ARIJ & WFP)

Posted in 2010 Publications

The Socio-Economic and Food Security Atlas is one of the first Atlases produced which relates to food security issues at the national level in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and in the Arab world. This new tool will be part of the already existing Food Security Monitoring System that is implemented by the WFP, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) as to combat poverty and improve the food security status in the oPt.
The Atlas captures the food security information generated by oPt Food Security Stakeholders as well as PCBS. The aim is to build a common tool – that is user friendly via the launch of a specific website – and to help foster the respective food security interventions and to address the main identified food security problems in the oPt.
In its present static form, the 2010 Atlas provides a grim picture of the socio-economic and food security situation in the oPt. Indeed, much more than the geographical and agro-ecological characteristics of the oPt, it is the specificities of the historical and political context that set the parameters of the current economic, social and food security situation of the population.
 
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