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Oasis Agriculture in the Central and Eastern Arabian Peninsula

J. H. STEVENS
Geography
Vol. 57, No. 4 (November 1972), pp. 321-326
Published by: Geographical Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40567915
Page Count: 6
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Oasis Agriculture in the Central and Eastern Arabian Peninsula
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Abstract

Over the past twenty years, there has been a rapid change in the pattern of oasis agriculture owing to political and economic pressures stimulated by the development of oil resources and a modern transport network. The changing pattern reflects new sources of irrigation water, new techniques in its exploitation, the introduction of new crops, especially vegetables, to the traditional oases, improvement in the quality of the produce and better marketing arrangements. Problems occurring as a result of this change include plant pests and diseases, and the lack of a skilled agricultural labour force.

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