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Journal of Food Security. 2019, 7(2), 36-39
DOI: 10.12691/jfs-7-2-2
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Food Security in Saudi Arabia (Case Study: Wheat, Barley, and Poultry)

Yosef Alamri1, and Abdulaziz Al-Duwais1

1Department of Agricultural Economics, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: May 08, 2019

Cite this paper:
Yosef Alamri and Abdulaziz Al-Duwais. Food Security in Saudi Arabia (Case Study: Wheat, Barley, and Poultry). Journal of Food Security. 2019; 7(2):36-39. doi: 10.12691/jfs-7-2-2

Abstract

This study tries to identify methods to achieve food security for the essential food commodities in Saudi Arabia. In addition, we studied the current situation by estimating the size of the inventory and the coefficient of food security for the most critical strategic food commodities. We forecast the demand for wheat, barley, and poultry during 2017-2025. We also estimate food security, food gap, strategic stock, and self-sufficiency coefficient. The result shows a positive effect of wheat and poultry while barely had an adverse impact.

Keywords:
food gap strategic stock self-sufficiency Saudi Arabia

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