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Enterprise budgets of some greenhouse vegetable crops in Saudi Arabia

A. M. Al-Abdulkader.

Enterprise budgets that could be served as a guide to the local entrepreneurs are estimated for seven popular greenhouse vegetable crops grown in Saudi Arabia. The selected crops are tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, eggplant, okra, beans, and squash. Theestimated enterprise budgets are based on the best and most accurate estimates on returns and costs available in the year 2000 for some specialized greenhouse vegetable enterprises inSaudi Arabia. Breakeven analysis for prices and crop production is applied on the selectedcrops to show the possible range of reduction in prices per ton and crop production in whichthe enterprises are to breakeven. Results of the study showed a desirable enterpriseenvironment of the selected crops in Saudi Arabia. Tomatoes and cucumbers are the mostprofitable greenhouse enterprises, generating about 160.9 thousand SR/ha. for tomatoes andabout 155.5 thousand SR/ha. for cucumbers, whereas, okra and eggplant generate the least net returns out of the selected crops, about 5.3 and 9.6 thousand SR/ha. respectively. Results showed, also, the wide range of reduction in prices per ton and crop production in which the enterprises are to breakeven, ranging between a minimum of 4% for okra and a maximum of 51% for cucumbers.

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