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Agriculture & Food, Volume 5, 2017

MODERN AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES IN THE ARID REGIONS (KUWAIT)
H. A. Al-Zalzaleh
Pages: 414-420
Published: 17 Jul 2017
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Abstract: This paper discusses various factors that affects the expansion of greenery and agriculture in Kuwait. The State of Kuwait encourages large-scale agricultural production using modern agricultural practices and new knowledge to promote local food production. Different regions required to develop appropriate techniques for agriculture to fulfill food demand due to population increase in that area. Arid regions in the world have large land areas and are the most vulnerable to environmental changes, long-term drought, and degraded soils. To overcome such problems, appropriate methods and techniques have to be practiced. This paper focuses on the methods and techniques utilized in Kuwait for sustainable agriculture and increase food production. So far, the followings have been practiced to achieve the goals: water treatment, tissue culture, production of organic fertilizer, and research and development on existing resources. This paper also includes recommendations to improve agricultural production in an arid region.
Keywords: treated water, green houses, tissue culture, organic fertilizer
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