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Arabs import half of what they need in terms of basic foodstuffs.However, Arab countries have largely failed to adequately deal with the challenges posed by limited natural resources. Thirteen out of the 22 Arab countries suffer severe water scarcity. The AFED report placed six Arab countries in a new "exceptional water scarcity" category, meaning they possess renewable water resources of less than 100 cubic meters per capita. The average irrigation efficiency in 19 Arab countries does not exceed 46 percent, compared to a global average of 70 percent.Improving food security will require reducing food loss in transportation and storage, whether domestically produced or imported. Some may perceive the AFED report on food security in Arab countries as unrealistic in a region that is currently struggling with major problems.
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