Brief Industry Overview
The Agriculture and Fisheries sector plays an important role in diversifying the economy of the Sultanate of Oman. The government’s economic development policy emphasizes the expansion of non-oil sectors, one being the agriculture and fisheries sector. A great example being in the year 2013, in spite a marginal dip from 9% in 2012 to 8.6% in 2013 the contribution made by the agriculture and fisheries sector to the national economy rose slightly over the period from 1.3% of GDP in 2013 compared with 1.2% the previous year. The goal is to establish a sustainable economic base in preparation for the time when hydrocarbon reserves are depleted.