Viability of Saudi Arabian Agriculture
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During the 1970s and 1980s, the Saudi Arabian government has paid more attention to the country's agricultural sector than in the past, increasing expenditure and loans to farmers. Spectacular increases in output have resulted. This Viewpoint highlights some of the features which characterize Saudi agricultural development, particularly in relation to private v public-sector expenditure. The author concludes that the rapid expansion cannot continue, and that the opportunity for the country to achieve a viable agricultural sector has passed.
Food Policy, August 1988.Refereed Journal Article