Friday, August 15, 2008

Tough choices

"Qat contributes about 5 percent of GDP, some 29 percent of the total agricultural value added. It absorbs 1/4 of agricultural workforce. However, it is one of the key reasons for the speedy depletion of water resources."

No doubt the Arab World faces difficult choices between water or food...especially in Yemen, one of the world's poorest countries.

1 comment:

frenchy said...

Qat is more a drug then a food even ...

nice blog :) I ll bookmark it on my PC