Analysis-Middle East drought a threat to global food prices
U.N. and experts say Middle East driest in decades
Rain-fed cereal areas in Syria and Iraq hurt
Experts say poor management worsens drought's impact
Increased need for imports will pressure global prices
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi
AMMAN, March 7 (Reuters) - The Middle East's driest winter in several decades could pose a threat to global food prices, with local crops depleted and farmers' livelihoods blighted, U.N. experts and climatologists say.
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