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Abbreviations and Acronyms

ABS Access and Benefit Sharing
ACSAD   Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands
AFDC Association for Forest Development and Conservation
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
AUB  American University of Beirut
BCSR Biodiversity Country Study Report
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CDR Council for Development and Reconstruction
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CWANA Central and West Asia and North Africa
DDC  Dryland Development Center
 EC  European Commission
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
ESCWA Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
EU  European Union
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FFEM  Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial
GEF Global Environment Facility
GTZ German Technical Cooperation Agency
IBSAR Initiative for Biodiversity Studies in Arid Regions
ICARDA International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
IDRC International Development Research CenterI
FAD International Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentI
PGRI International Plant Genetic Resources Institute
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
JICA Japanese Cooperation Agency
LARI Lebanese Agriculture Research Institute
LEDO Lebanese Environment and Development Observatory
LIFE The Financial Instrument for the Environment
MedWetCoast Mediterranean Wetlands and Coastal Ecosystems
MoA Ministry of Agriculture
MoE Ministry of Environment
MSB Millennium Seed Bank
NATCAP National technical cooperation assessment and programmes
NBSAP National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan
NCA National Competent Authority
NENA Near East and North Africa
NGO Non-governmental Organization
PDF Project Development Funds
SEA Strategic Environment Assessment
SOER State of the Environment Report
SWIFFT Strategic World Initiative for Technology Transfer
TRIPS Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
UNCCD United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
 UNCED  United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Program
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
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