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The State of Food and Agriculture 2002

Agriculture and Global Public Goods Ten Years after the Earth Summit

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In addition to the usual review of the recent food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year’s edition focuses on agriculture and global public goods ten years after the earth summit.

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Near East and North Africa

The Near East and North Africa region recorded real GDP growth of 5.9 percent in 2000, a strong recovery from the 1.1 percent seen in 1999 and well above the 1993–99 average of 3.3 percent. The improved economic performance was largely based on the substantial increase in oil prices, the main economic factor for many countries in the region. Projections indicate real GDP growth of 1.8 percent in 2001. The deterioration in the overall economic conditions in the region in 2001 is largely a result of the sharp slowdown in world economic growth with its concomitant adverse effect on demand for oil and hence oil prices.

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