Qatar’s scarcity of irrigation water and dry climate conditions have caused the country to be highly-dependent on food imports. However, the concerned authorities are continuously working on developing alternative methods to attain food security by utilizing cutting-edge technologies.

  • Qatar is seeking to boost its crop production by setting up 1400 farms covering 45,000 acres of land in the next 5 years. These farms will mainly produce fruits and vegetables using hydroponic technology.
  • In order to boost diary production, 4,000 cows were airlifted into Qatar by mid-2017.
  • The market size of dairy, fishery and meat consumables is expected to exhibit a higher CAGR during 2017-2022.

Source: Mordor Intelligence

Qatar’s top imports of food and agro-products in 2016

Source: UN COMTRADE Data


Qatar’s real GDP growth forecast

Source: World Bank


Distribution of cultivated crops in Qatar in 2016

Source: MDPS, Qatar