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December 2016

Agriculture in Qatar: Analysis of major crops and cereals with consumption and production trends (2016 - 2021)

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Qatar has very limited agriculture production, producing mostly date palms, vegetables and fodder crops. Water constraints and unavailability of agriculture land are the major constraints in crop production in Qatar.

Agriculture production of Qatar constitutes of mainly vegetables and fruits and other crops in a minor quantity. Qatar is hoping to boost its production by setting up 1400 farms covering 45,000 acres of land in next 5 years. Most of the farms will produce vegetables and fruits and will use hydroponic technology for production. Government is giving priority to production of fruits and vegetables as they are less water and soil intensive. Like other GCC countries, Qatar is also facing water scarcity problems. Production of crops is severely gone down in last Ten (10) years except Maize. Qatar is continuously trying to increase the production of Maize but because of water constraints they are not able to achieve up to the mark.

Consumption of cereals increased by XX.XX % CAGR from 2005 to 2010. This growth is expected to be met by increased imports of wheat from Brazil, United States, India and Australia. Increase in consumption is expected to increase in future. Consumption of Millet, Sorghum and Maize has gone up rapidly from 2008 to 2010. Consumption of cereals in Qatar will grow at a CAGR of XX.XX % till 2020.Qatar is a big importer of Cereals and other agricultural products.

Qatar currently imports most of its food but trying to increase the production and cut the imports of Maize, Millet and Sorghum. Import of all cereal crops will still increase in Qatar. Qatar is not a food export country and all the production gets consumed in the local market. Prices of Sorghum, Maize, Barley and Wheat is decreased from 2008 to 2010 though it is increased for Millet in the same period.

Drivers:
QATAR Agriculture Market is developing due to rapidly increasing tourism (normal as well as at the time of Holy festival of Ramadan), Increase in consumption, advanced technologies, low water requirement in Horticulture process and Government Initiatives. QATAR is also using Desalination for potable drinking water, which helped the country to increase agriculture production for almost two decades. Horticulture is the new trend in agriculture production which have given boost to the production.

Restraints:
QATAR is a net importer of food products. Low water availability, limited rainfall, limited arable land, low production and desert storms are the biggest restraints for agriculture production in QATAR.

What the report offers:
The study identifies the situation of QATAR, and predicts the growth of its agriculture market. Report talks about Agriculture production, consumption, import and export with prices and market trends, Government regulations, growth forecast, major companies, upcoming companies & projects, etc. Report will talk about Economic conditions of and future forecast of its current economic scenario and effect of its current policy changes in to its economy, reasons and implications on its growth. The study clarifies that, currently, the QATAR agriculture import growth is high as compared to the neighboring GCC nations and it is set to surpass all the Middle East nations by 2020, which is expected to grow at an expected CAGR of XX.XX% from 2014 to 2020. Lastly, the report is divided by major import & export and importing and exporting partners.

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