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AuthorBrown J.J.
AuthorDas P.
AuthorAl-Saidi M.
Available date2019-10-06T09:38:34Z
Publication Date2018
Publication NameSustainability (Switzerland)
ISSN2071-1050
URIhttp://dx.doi.org//10.3390/su10051364
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/12078
AbstractOne way to encourage agricultural self-sufficiency in arid regions is to increase the productivity of conventional freshwater agriculture. Another way is to develop and implement novel strategies and technologies that do not deplete scarce freshwater. Here we describe several options for countries in the Gulf region to increase their agricultural production by taking advantage of a lesser used resource-marginal water. Marginal water can be treated sewage effluent, produced oilfield water, brackish groundwater or seawater. We describe how this resource can be used to grow salt-tolerant forage crops, microalgae and aquaculture crops. Policies needed to implement and/or scale-up such practices are also outlined. 2018 by the authors.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherMDPI AG
dc.source Scopus
SubjectAquaculture
SubjectAquafeeds
SubjectArabian Gulf
SubjectGCC
SubjectHalophytes
SubjectMicroalgae
SubjectPersian Gulf
SubjectProduced water
SubjectSaline agriculture
SubjectTreated sewage effluent
TitleSustainable agriculture in the Arabian/Persian Gulf region utilizing marginal water resources: Making the best of a bad situation
TypeReview
Issue Number5
Volume Number10


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