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Emerging agricultural hydrology problems in post-conflict Libya

Ramali, A. and Holloway, G. (2012) Emerging agricultural hydrology problems in post-conflict Libya. Environmental Economics, 2012 (2). pp. 93-101. ISSN 1998-605X

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Abstract/Summary

This paper develops a conceptual framework for analyzing emerging agricultural hydrology problems in post-conflict Libya. Libya is one of the most arid regions on the planet. Thus, as well as substantial political and social changes, post-conflict Libyan administrators are confronted with important hydrological issues in Libya’s emerging water-landuse complex. This paper presents a substantial background to the water-land-use problem in Libya; reviews previous work in Libya and elsewhere on water-land-use issues and water-land-use conflicts in the dry and arid zones; outlines a conceptual framework for fruitful research interventions; and details the results of a survey conducted on Libyan farmers’ water usage, perceptions of emerging water-land-use conflicts and the appropriate value one should place on agricultural-use hydrological resources in Libya. Extensions are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Food Economics and Marketing (FEM)
ID Code:30555
Uncontrolled Keywords:emerging agricultural hydrology problems, post-conflict Libya, farmer’s perceptions of agricultural wateruse value, household survey, extensions
Publisher:Business Perspectives

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