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Egypt’s total land area is 995,450 km2 while most of the population lives on less than 5% of the land. Only 3.6% of the land is arable and the remaining 96.4% is dominated by a vast desert plateau. By 2030, Egypt’s growing population will reach nearly 120 million. With a growing population and increasing urbanization, the management of land resources has become increasingly complex. Egypt's land governance system is governed by a combination of formal laws, customary practices, and administrative regulations. However, challenges such as informal settlements, and bureaucratic procedures pose significant obstacles to effective land governance. The cultural background related to land tenure is mostly influenced by the Islamic laws.
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PUBLICATION: Water Management: Communities rise to the challenge of providing clean water

A new brief from IDRC: Solutions to the problem [of providing clean water for everyone] have long focused on increasing water supplies through technological means — dams, diversion of water streams, and desalination, among them. But they aren’t enough: meeting the world’s water needs also…

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RVO and FAO Round Table on Land Consolidation in the Arab World: Experiences from Egypt, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia

30 Marzo 2021

What are the state-of-the-art and new approaches to land consolidation as part of integrated rural development strategies in North Africa and Near East? That was the main question around which several experts from Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Turkey joined the FAO/ RVO roundtable discussion…