Qatar is a small peninsula located in the Arabian Gulf and has among the highest per capita incomes globally. The country's economy relies heavily on food imports to feed its population of 2 million people, but it became self-sufficient by 2019 with an increase from 20% to 40%.
Qatar's agriculture has been limited to the months of October-April, but with some summer crops like melons and okra it can produce up until June. There are 65 thousand ha in total that could potentially be cultivated; however this number is constant over time because most land isn't suitable for farming due its high temperatures or lack river drainage systems needed when cultivating certain types such eggplants. The country uses91%of all renewable freshwater resources within state borders so they rely heavily on fresh water sources.
The contribution of agriculture to GDP in Qatar has been on the rise, accounting for just under 2% (1.9%) last year and growing by 110%. Agriculture's share within this sector increased from 145 million dollars during 2010-2017 versus an increase over seven years span where it accounts 305 Million $ with most coming from crop production like rice which had its value increasing exponentially.
Stay on top of your game with the latest agriculture and food news from Qatar! Our service provides additional data on stock prices for 500 agricultural products, as well a free mobile app that allows you to stay updated worldwide. You can also find all upcoming events in our database- so there's no need go elsewhere when it comes time for some culture shock relief.