|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|1047565||1484438||2016||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Food security is a vital matter for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
• Imports will continue to be the main source of food available in the GCC countries.
• The tourism sector is contributing greatly to the GCC's food demand and waste.
• Agricultural investment in more developed nations can facilitate GCC food security.
• Reducing food demand and waste in the GCC region must be looked at more closely.
For the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates), food security is critical. Currently, these countries import most of what they consume and will continue to do so, since locally producing the majority of food needed is not a viable option. This paper looks into multiple pathways which can be used to secure food imports, particularly foreign agricultural land acquisition. It also looks at the rapidly expanding GCC tourism sector and its relevance to food security. The sector has contributed significantly to the amounts of food consumed and wasted in the region. It is concluded that the way forward for the GCC countries must involve diversified food supplies along with decreasing food demand in the first place.
Journal: Global Food Security - Volume 9, June 2016, Pages 1–9