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University of Lancaster (1993)

The agricultural sector, socio-economic changes and agricultural policy in Saudi Arabia with special reference to Tihamah

Nahari, Ahmed Al

Titre : The agricultural sector, socio-economic changes and agricultural policy in Saudi Arabia with special reference to Tihamah.

Auteur : Nahari, Ahmed Al.

Université de soutenance : University of Lancaster

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) : 1993

Résumé
Agriculture’s contribution to the Saudi Arabian Gross Domestic Production (GDP) fell from 13&#37 in 1969 to 1.1&#37 in 1980, then started to rise to 3.4&#37 in 1984 and 8&#37 in 1990. There was also a sharp decline in the agricultural labour force. In spite of increasing Government spending in this sector the decline has brought about abandoned farm land and partially depopulated villages particularly in the South Western region of the Kingdom. In some other regions however there has been a great response to the government’s expenditure which has resulted in national self-sufficiency in some agricultural produce. Massive expansion and severe contraction co-exist in the same country. This research will examine the impact of the socio-economic changes created by the oil booms (1973-1981) on the family farms in Tihamah, one of the areas where agriculture has declined. This research examines how farming and Saudi agricultural policy have interacted in the traditional sector in Tihamah (south-west Saudi Arabia) and the resulting spatial changes to agricultural production. This thesis will extend knowledge about the role of agriculture in the Saudi economy and will investigate the future of agriculture in Tihamah in general and of its family farms in particular. The thesis concludes with policy recommendations for a truly sustainable farming industry in Saudi Arabia

Annonce : EThOS (UK)

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