Opportunities for protected horticulture in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

J.H.M. Wijnands, R.H.M. Maaswinkel

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    Abstract

    The authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are making great efforts to diversify the economy, they wish to develop other sources of income to compensate for declining oil revenues. The scarcity of water gives cause to the need for its more efficient use, and for this reason protected horticulture is receiving a great deal of attention in both countries. The greenhouse industry contributes to sustainable development, creates appealing jobs for the indigenous population, and is compatible with the trend towards an increased demand for higher quality and safe food. Dutch knowledge and technology could provide support to the required developments in both countries
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherWageningen UR
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • protected cultivation
    • farm development
    • agricultural structure
    • agricultural situation
    • united arab emirates
    • saudi arabia
    • development policy
    • objectives
    • economic analysis
    • investment planning
    • greenhouse horticulture
    • development economics

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