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Land grab: Saudi Star says no displacements in Gambela: Saudi minister says he hears no complaints

3 Jul

B Adam Robert Green

Saudi Arabia’s oil keeps the world turning, but the Kingdom is thirsty for water. For years, the government subsidised domestic food production to feed its 25m population – supporting the production of around 3m tonnes of wheat per year, along with barley and other crops – but the costs of irrigation are spiralling and the Saudi natural water supply dwindling. The sweltering, sandy expanse of Saudi Arabia does not boast a comparative advantage in agriculture.
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