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Author Allan, J. A

Title Libya
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Series Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East
Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page ; Original Title Page ; Original Copyright Page ; Preface; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Abbreviations; Glossary of Arabic words; Administrative Boundaries and Place Names; Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1 The Economic Setting; 1.2 The Economic Impact of Oil on Libyan Agriculture; Chapter 2. Physical Resources Relevant to Agriculture; Introduction; 2.1 Geology and Surface Form; 2.2 Climate and Weather; 2.2.1 Rainfall; 2.2.2 Temperature; 2.2.3 Humidity; 2.2.4 Climatic Regions; 2.2.5 Seasonal Characteristics
2.2.6 Climate and Water Resources2.3 Water Resources; 2.3.1 Surface Water; 2.3.2 Underground Water; 2.3.3 Artesian Aquifers; 2.3.4 Quantity of Underground Water; 2.3.5 Decline in Ground-Water Levels; 2.3.6 Water Conservation; Chapter 3. Agricultural Land Use and Crop Patterns 1911-1960; 3.1 Agricultural Land Use; 3.1.1 The Italian Colonial Period, 1911-1942; 3.1.2 The Post-Colonial Period, 1942-1951; 3.1.3 Period of Independence Before Oil, 1951-1960; 3.2 Crop Patterns by Farm Type, 1912-1960; 3.2.1 Traditional Gardens; Cereals; Tree crops; Vegetables; 3.2.2 The Modern Sector
3.2.3 Grazing and LivestockChapter 4. Land Use and Cropping Patterns: Present Position and Recent Changes; 4.1 General statement regarding the survey and air photo coverage; 4.2 Agricultural Land Use in Libya Against a Background of Rising Oil Revenues 1961-1968; 4.3 Western Libya; 4.3.1 Geographical Distribution of Land Use; 4.3.2 Size of Farms; 4.3.3 Extent of Cultivation of Farms; 4.3.4 Irrigation; 4.3.5 Orchards; 4.3.6 Cereals and vegetables; 4.3.7 Detailed Analysis of Six Selected Areas; 1. Talbighah (including changes in housing; 2. West of Ajaylat; 3. Suwani bin Yadim; 4. Gefara
5. Jabal Nafusah6. Wadi Ki'am; 4.4 Eastern Libya; 4.4.1 Geographical Distribution of Land Use; 4.4.2 Extent of Cultivation of Farms; 4.4.3 Detailed Analysis of Three Selected Areas; 7. Al Marj; 8. Farzugah; 9. Al Qubbah; 4.5 Southern Libya; 4.5.1 General Introduction; 4.5.2 Extent of Cultivation of Farms; 4.5.3 Detailed Analysis of One Selected Area; 10. Sabhah; 4.6 Notes on the Air Photos and the Diagrams derived from them; Chapter 5. Investment in Libyan Agriculture; 5.1 Introduction -- some comments on the survey; 5.2 Investment and the Size of Farm; 5.3 Investment and the Type of Farm
5.4 Regional Pattern of Investment5.5 Summary and Conclusions; Tables showing details of investment in Western Libya; Chapter 6. Employment and Wage Rates; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Quantitative Supplies of Labour; 6.2.1 Total Population; 6.2.2 Participation in Labour Force; 6.2.3 Utilisation of the Labour Force (Employment/Unemployment); 6.3 Wage Rates; 6.4 Qualitative Aspects of the Labour Force; 6.5 Conclusion; Appendix 1. The Crop Survey -- Libya; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Criteria considered in selecting case study areas; 1.3 Comments and results
Summary Oil revenues have made Libya rich since 1961, when oil exports began. This new wealth has affected all sectors of the economy and especially the agricultural sector; there have been considerable movements of population, changes in the use of land, and, possibly most important, there has been a profound change in the expectations of the Libyan people. Agriculture was the major contributor to GDP before oil and even in 1968 it was still the major sector in terms of employment, occupying 32 per cent of the employed population; as such it has always been given prominence in government planning. Th
Notes Appendix 2. The General Agricultural Land Use Map of Northern Libya
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Author McLachlan, K. S
Penrose, Edith T
ISBN 1317593677