Picturing Yemen (by Varisco)



The central highland Yemeni town of Shamat; photograph by Daniel Martin Varisco, 1978


The central highland town of al-Tawila; photograph by Daniel Martin Varisco, 1978


Terraced fields below al-Saraha in valley of al-Ahjur; photograph by Daniel Martin Varisco

by Zaid Ali Alwazir, La Voix du Yemen, June 9, 2013

Agricultural policy describes a set of laws related to the local farming and imported agricultural products from abroad. These laws are supposed to be implemented to get certain results such as utilizing the land, operating it or stabilizing prices of imported and local products.

Since the start of the “youth revolution” in Yemen, talks about the political and economic reforms got increased without focusing on “the agricultural economy” as if it was not part of the general “economy”. Therefore, no attention was paid by reformers to this issue since their talks had been focusing on “the material economy” such as “taxes”, “Zakat” and others.

“Agricultural economy” is not given the required attention despite the fact that agricultural development would feed the budget with more income, boost up farmers’ capacity to give more and optimize their living standards to ensure their welfare. (more…)


Wadi Na’im, September, 1978; Photo by Daniel Martin Varisco


Shibam in Central Highlands, 1979; Photo by Daniel Martin Varisco


Shibam in Central Highlands, 1979; Photo by Daniel Martin Varisco


Boys and toys, Husn al-Arus, 1978; Photo by Daniel Martin Varisco


Thula’, May, 2005; Photo by Daniel Martin Varisco


woman in Sanaa, March, 1978; Photo by Daniel Martin Varisco


near al-Tawila, September, 1978; Photo by Daniel Martin Varisco

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