Environmental Cost and Face of Agriculture in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Fostering Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change

Editors: Shahid, Shabbir A., Ahmed, Mushtaque (Eds.)

  • Outlines success stories from countries such as UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Oman and others
  • Addresses challenges posed by climate change to agriculture in the Gulf States
  • Proposes options for enhancing Gulf States agriculture to promote and improve food security
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About this book

This volume presents the outcome of an Agriculture Workshop organized by the Gulf Research Centre Cambridge (GRCC) and held at Cambridge University, UK during the Gulf Research Meeting 11-14 July 2012. Co-directed by the editors, the workshop, entitled “Environmental Cost and Changing Face of Agriculture in the Gulf States” was attended by participants from Australia, Bahrain, India, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, UK and Morocco. These scientists, educators, researchers, policy makers and managers share their experience in agriculture in the Gulf States, with the aim of helping to improve agriculture production and thus bridge the gap between local production and the food import.

The papers gathered here were presented at the workshop and have all passed through rigorous peer review by renowned scientists. The diverse papers present various aspects of agriculture production in the evolving face of climate change and dwindling water resources in the region. The book covers topics such as the prospects of agriculture in a changing climate; the potential of climate-smart agriculture; the impact of food prices, income and income distribution on food security; improved efficiency in water use; challenges in using treated wastewater in agriculture; investment in foreign agriculture and agricultural research and development. The papers span the nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council, with specific case studies set in Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Changing Face of Agriculture in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

    Shahid, Shabbir A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Achieving Food Security in a Changing Climate: The Potential of Climate-Smart Agriculture

    Behnassi, Mohamed (et al.)

    Pages 27-42

  • Prospects of Agriculture in the State of Kuwait-Constraints and Opportunities

    Al-Menaie, Habibah S.

    Pages 43-59

  • Improved Water Use Efficiency Is a Key Practice to Sustain Food Production in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

    Al Ajmi, Asadullah

    Pages 61-82

  • The Potential of Transforming Salalah into Oman’s Vegetables Basket

    Prathapar, Sanmugam A. (et al.)

    Pages 83-94

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
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Softcover $199.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38100-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Cost and Face of Agriculture in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Book Subtitle
Fostering Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change
Editors
  • Shabbir A. Shahid
  • Mushtaque Ahmed
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Gulf Research Centre Cambridge
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05768-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05768-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05767-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38100-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 186
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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