• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The main industry that gives Cyprus a comparative advantage is agriculture because of its climate and its cultivable land.

Extracts from this document...


Question 1: The main industry that gives Cyprus a comparative advantage is agriculture because of its climate and its cultivable land. The broad agricultural sector, despite the reduction of its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product and total employment, continues to be a fundamental sector of the Cyprus economy. During the period 1960-1974, the agricultural sector expanded rapidly, but in 1974 it was severely affected by the Turkish invasion and occupation of part of Cyprus. The Turkish forces occupied and displaced non-Turkish population from an area which accounted for 46% of crop production and much higher percentages of citrus (79%), cereals (68%), tobacco (100%), carrots (86%) ...read more.


Nevertheless, the occupation of a great part of Cyprus is still causing problems in the agricultural sector, particularly with respect to the difficulties faced by displaced farmers, the shortages of fodders, the rational development of water resources, the spread of plant and animal diseases and many others. Despite the blows incurred by the Turkish invasion, the broad agricultural sector contributed, in 2001, at current prices, some �210,2 million or about 3,6% to GDP and employed approximately 23,4 thousand persons or 7,1% of the total economically active population. ...read more.


The contribution of the other sub-sectors was as follows: Ancillary production (milk and grape products processed on-farm) about 4,6%, forestry 0,7% and others 2,1%. Development policy aims at restructuring and upgrading the agricultural sector in order to be able to successfully cope with the conditions prevailing in the European Union and international competition and for exploitation of the opportunities created by European Union orientation and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Some state that it is wrong for a country to concentrate all the recourses in only one industry because recourses can be used efficiently and effectively in other industries as well. Beside the agricultural sector Cyprus' manufacturing and tourism industry are also profitable. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Production - Location & Change section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Production - Location & Change essays

  1. The Role and Importance of Agriculture In the Carribean. Organisations involved in its ...

    * Competition from imported agricultural products Extension Services Although there is an increasing number of professionals now operating farming enterprises, most Jamaican farmers are relatively old and have only basic education (grade 9). Therefore there is need to give these farmers constant and individual help to improve their agricultural knowledge.

  2. The Relationships Between Human Health and Agriculture

    Some famous examples of potentially toxic chemicals are DDT and paraquat. DDT, a neurotoxic, has been associated with serious damage to the CNS, as well as reproductive abnormalities, in both humans and other organisms. An investigation carried out on a group of men in close contact with DDT at work

  1. Discuss, with the use of examples, how any TWO of the following factors have ...

    assisted more so than the smaller subsistence farmers which would need it more. Another factor influencing agriculture and land use is that of available cheap land and transport is that of farm size. It is fact that the larger the farm size, the more productive the farm.

  2. How successful was Stalin's attempt to industrialise the Soviet Union?

    Connected to the problem of poor working and living conditions for workers, was the issue of living standards as a whole. It is true that long-term unemployment was absent in the USSR during this time. The need for workers was so intense due to the industrialisation process that women were

  1. Just in Time (JIT), as a survival strategy for the manufacturing industry against fierce ...

    the future they would face ups and downs in manufacturing just like the Western nations do. As a result, a need for finding ways to increase the flexibility of their manufacturing processes arose, and only then was close attention paid by other industries to the potentials and utilities of the

  2. As a region, state, and nation, we are being challenged to become more efficient, ...

    Isolated competitive industries in a nation were often part of an old cluster. As an industry matures and the pace of innovation slows down or stops, the operative determinant of competitive advantage can shift back again toward basic factor costs.

  1. Proposal for Development of Petrol Chemical Plant on Jurong Island.

    Connected to mainland Singapore by 2.6 kilometre causeway, Jurong Island is only a ten minutes journey form furthest part of Jurong Island to the mainland. There are also bus services plying the entire island. Oasis@Sakra, which is the amenity centre found on the island itself as the community and transportation hub for Jurong Island customers.

  2. Describe what is meant by Industry

    This second example shows how different stages of the production process may be performed by the same people. To take another example, many oil companies own oil rigs, petrochemical plants, and garage retail outlets. In such cases it is difficult to say whether this industrial activity is primary, secondary, or tertiary.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work