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Received: 2018-11-15  |  Accepted: 2019-03-05  |  Published: 2019-03-30

Title

Food security as a prelude to sustainability: a case study in the agricultural sector, its impacts on the Al Kharj community in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Abstract

Food security is an absolute necessity for human wellbeing. Food insecurity could adversely affect national security and sustainability. As food security is reliant on agriculture, self-sufficient agricultural industry is the basis of the economic strength of any nation. The current food supply in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from the available domestic sources is far below the required domestic demand. The country meets its food requirements through imports, which is as high as 80%. The present study investigated the problems faced by the agriculture sector in Al Kharj region. The data for the study has been collected through field visits in farms in Al-Kharj. The study has succeeded in identifying the problems faced by the farmers of the region, and has made some suggestions. Though the study is conducted in one region of the country, it has applicability in the entire Gulf region, as the problems faced by them are same and similar in nature. It is expected that the study will act as a trigger for further research.


Keywords

agriculture, sustainability, food sustainability, Saudi Arabia


JEL classifications

Q18


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/303


DOI


Pages

1536-1545


Funding

This research was supported by the Deanship of Scientific Research at Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University under the research project # 2017/02/8136

This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Faridi, Mohammad Rishad
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia https://psau.edu.sa
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Sulphey, M. M.
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia https://psau.edu.sa
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

6


Number

3


Issue date

March 2019


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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