Brief Industry Overview

The Agriculture and Fisheries sector plays an important role in diversifying the economy of the Sultanate of Oman. Oman’s government is currently giving priority to develop the agriculture and fisheries sectors. Agriculture and fisheries contributed around 2.0 per cent to the overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017. The country’s economic ‘vision document’ has set a target for the agriculture sector to contribute about 3.1 per cent of GDP by 2020, with an annual growth rate of not less than 4.5 per cent. It is also considered as one of the best non-oil sectors which is exported abroad and estimated to reach a total gain of about 1077 ton of agricultural products. The contribution of the fisheries sector to overall GDP has been set at 2 per cent by 2020, with an annual growth rate of 5.6 per cent. The agriculture and fishing sector is gaining prominence under the diversification programme due to a huge scope especially in fishing as Oman is endowed with a long marine belt. Investment projects can be conducted in this industry like fruit and vegetable production, dates production, irrigation tools, animals and its products such as leather, milk, meat and eggs, consultancy centers and sale of fish.

About Agro Food Oman 2019

The 3rd Agro-Food Oman along with Halal Oman will be organized by Al Nimr Expo under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries Wealth. It will be held from 22-24 April 2019 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. The expo aims to link the sector as well as the related government organizations with industry experts and suppliers by sharing innovative ideas and solutions to transform the sector, showing the potential involved toward its contribution to the Sultanates growing economy.

World Halal & Food Assembly Oman , a two day conference will be held along the Agro-Food Oman Exhibition on the 23 & 24 April. The conference will feature top international & local speakers from the sector to share their knowledge and discuss on the various challenges faced by the industry.

Exhibit Profile


Market Insight

The sultanate of Oman is the leading livestock producer in the Gulf region with 213,120 cows, 240,260 sheep, 854,060 goats and 98,550 camels.

US$ 87.09 million approved for the development of the livestock sector

Oman Food Investment Holding Company’s Integrated Dairy Farm project valued at US$ 258.9 million, Poultry Project US$ 258.9 million and Red Meat Project US$ 117 million

US $1.3 billion approved for infrastructure development of the fisheries and aquaculture sector for 2013 – 2020 with 19 projects valued at US$330 million underway

Outlay of US$ 61.83 million approved by the government for the agriculture and livestock sector, of which US$71.85 million earmarked for agricultural development.

Estimated GDP contribution of Agriculture & Fisheries by 2020 is 3.1% and 2% respectively.

Value of agricultural & fisheries sectors exports during 2016 was US$ 764.4 million.

By 2016 the Average agriculture growth rate was 6.4 %, fisheries growth rate was 12.33% and crop & livestock growth rate was 6%.

Oman has allocated US$260M investments in Duqm fisheries

Oman's annual fish production is 500,000 tons.

US$ 80 million project is underway to produce 13,000 fish by 2018.

200% increase in halal food business in the last 5 years in Oman.

GCC food import demand to reach US$53.1 billion by 2020

Oman has 35,000 hectares of date palm lands, 17,000 other crops and 11,000 rotation crops.

Oman has a coastline of 3165 km and over 150 species of fish with an annual fish production of 500,000 tons.

Oman has witnessed a compound annual growth rate of 301% in the last 5 years and an expected import demand of US$53.1 billion by 2020 (up from US$ 25.8 billion a decade ago)

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) estimates Oman’s food imports to reach US$4.8 billion by 2020, a significant increase from US$ 2.1 billion in 2010. Food imports mainly include grains, seasonal fruits, dairy products, poultry and meat.

With a significant increase in Oman’s incomes and GDP from US$ 1.1 trillion in 2010 to US$ 1.8 trillion in 2017, the nation’s food demand has also risen substantially.



Exhibitors Were Satisfied With The Number And Quality Of Visitors


Exhibitors Managed To Discuss And Sign Business Deals


Exhibitors Stated That They Will Participate In The 3rd Agro Food Oman 2019


Visitors Place Order & Purchase


Visitors Achieved Their Goals


Omani National Livestock Development Co. SAOG is proud to be the Gold Sponsor in the first Agro Food Oman Exhibition. The exhibition organized by Al Nimr Exhibitions was very professional and knowledge yielding process which included speeches and informative dialogue between well-known faces of Agriculture, Livestock, Food Security and Halal Food committees all over the world. It was our pleasure to give the presentation on Development of Livestock and Animal Feed in Oman. I hope we can have more of these kinds of events where we and all other companies related to Agriculture and Livestock can show case their products and discuss ideas to enhance food security in Oman.

Umair Ahmad
Assistant Marketing Manager Technical
Omani National Livestock Development Co. SAOG

Overall the show was really good in compare to other shows, I could see a very good number of trade visitors, who were sincerely interested to do sustainable agricultural projects. I could also witness financing companies offering their supporting hands to accomplish turnkey projects. Al Nimr had also arranged the Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries to inaugurate the event and give awards to the sponsors. This was truly an encouragement for the companies involved in agri-business.

Nikson Mathew
Divisional Manager-Agriculture
Al Ariq Equipment LLC

Agro Food Oman is an important exhibition that gathers companies in the same field to spread their markets & build relationships with others. The quality of the visitors was great. We are happy with organizers. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for inviting us.

Mohammed Al Taani
Plant Manager
Global Gypsum Co. LLC

We were pleased to participate at Agro Food Oman 2018 and noticed an acceptable variation among the participated food companies. It was useful to participate in national exhibitions so we can spread our mushroom awareness among Omanis, where we noticed the acceptance of Omanis toward our products in terms of taste and the nutrition benefits.

Mr. Abdulla Al Hadhrami
General Manager
Gulf Mushroom Products Company SAOG

Oman Franchise

The Oman Franchise Show (OFS) will have an opportunity for local and international companies to expose their brand to the booming Oman economy and expand their business in various fields such as tourism, hospitality, trade, health, education, food & beverage and retail, joined by franchise societies, associations and experts from various countries around the world.

Franchising is a competitive industry and also a key business tool for investors and entrepreneurs. Oman experienced its healthiest economy since its foundation and has taken steps to keep growing in the future. Globally recognized brands established their position in the market and homegrown businesses ventured into new markets abroad.

OFS presents a unique marketplace for the Oman’s growing franchise businesses and Small and Medium Entrepreneurs; providing exhibitors the opportunity to meet face-to-face the right target audience. This event will provide an opportunity to generate new sales leads with an expanding GCC market., gain global and regional media exposure, enhance your company image and develop brand awareness., showcase innovative and unique business concepts to prospective Franchisees, SMEs and Entrepreneurs in the global franchise industry.

Emphasis On Halal Sector In Oman

Government agencies, State Certification bodies, Embassies, Islamic NGOs & developers, Food Research and Development Centers, Trade Development Agencies, Travel agencies and others

Halal Consumables

Halal certified organic products, ingredients, canned foods, processed and ready-to-eat products, seafood products, frozen products, chocolate and dairy products, confectionery, biscuits, snacks, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products.

Halal Certified Premises

Abattoirs, Hotels and restaurants, catering services, food franchises, bakeries

Halal Non-Food Products

Cosmetics and personal care products, Muslim apparels, Logistics.

Islamic Related Industry

Information technology, education, publication & trading consultants.

Financial Services

Islamic banking, Takaful & insurance agency, Islamic financial institutions.

Institutions & Associations

Government agencies, State Certification bodies, Embassies, Islamic NGOs & developers, Food Research and Development Centers, Trade Development Agencies, Travel agencies and others.

Sponsors & Partners

Diamond Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor


SME Partner


Official Logistics Partner


Media Partners

International Representatives

South Africa

USA & Germany

Conference Organizer


Recommended Hotel



Sultanate of Oman is the third largest country in the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the West and the United Arab Emirates in the North East. The country has been experiencing rapid progress over the past 45 years under the visionary leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The Sultanate’s continued economic growth has also effectively resulted in the development of industrial, manufacturing and infrastructure sector. Muscat was ranked as the second best city in the world to visit in 2015.

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC)
OCEC is set to become an iconic landmark for Muscat and the Sultanate of Oman. Surrounded by nature it overlooks a wadi which is a haven for Oman’s exotic bird life. The Centre is conveniently located only 10 minutes from the new Muscat International Airport. Located in its own precinct, this world-class facility is perfectly suited to host international, regional and national conventions, exhibitions and business events. Amongst its features is a tiered auditorium seating 3,200 people and more than 22,000 square meters of column-free exhibition space. For more information, visit Find out more about the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre by visiting


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