Environmental Cost and Face of Agriculture in the Gulf by Shabbir A. Shahid, Mushtaque Ahmed

By Shabbir A. Shahid, Mushtaque Ahmed

This quantity offers the end result of an Agriculture Workshop geared up through the Gulf learn Centre Cambridge (GRCC) and held at Cambridge collage, united kingdom in the course of the Gulf examine assembly 11-14 July 2012. Co-directed via the editors, the workshop, entitled “Environmental price and altering Face of Agriculture within the Gulf States” was once attended by means of individuals from Australia, Bahrain, India, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, united kingdom and Morocco. those scientists, educators, researchers, coverage makers and bosses percentage their event in agriculture within the Gulf States, with the purpose of assisting to enhance agriculture creation and therefore bridge the space among neighborhood creation and the meals import.

The papers accumulated right here have been provided on the workshop and feature all gone through rigorous peer assessment via well known scientists. the varied papers current quite a few points of agriculture construction within the evolving face of weather swap and dwindling water assets within the quarter. The ebook covers issues corresponding to the customers of agriculture in a altering weather; the opportunity of climate-smart agriculture; the influence of nutrition costs, source of revenue and source of revenue distribution on nutrition safeguard; more suitable potency in water use; demanding situations in utilizing handled wastewater in agriculture; funding in international agriculture and agricultural examine and improvement. The papers span the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, with particular case experiences set in Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait.

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173 Chapter 1 Changing Face of Agriculture in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries Shabbir A. Shahid and Mushtaque Ahmed Abstract The combination of water scarcity, declining arable land, poor soils, hyper-arid environment and projected climate change impact in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) constrain the local economic agriculture production to meet food demand of the current and continuing population growth.

1 The percentage of cultivated agricultural area to the area suitable for agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Wastewater treatment capacity in the GCC countries . . . . . . 3 Actual and recommended consumption of nutrients by an Omani household (per day per family) . . . . . . . . . . 149 Estimates of Nutritionally Adequate Preferred Least Cost Diet over years in Oman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Income distribution in Oman . .

6 Fig. 7 Fig. 8 List of Figures Conceptual exposition of the analytical method . . . . . . . . . . 150 Conceptual illustration of the impact of increase in income and improved income equality on food security . . . . . . . . . . 153 The Lorenz curves for income distribution for years 2000 and 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Public agricultural researches spending in international dollars, 2000 .............................................................

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