Qatar Market Insight

The Qatar agriculture market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period, 2021-
2026. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Qatar’s agriculture market suffered from farm labor shortage during
the harvesting and input supply crisis, which in turn, hampered the usual production of the country. The
repeated lockdowns and shutdowns of processing units affected the supply chain and limited the export of
produces to importing countries. Moreover, the lack of storage facilities led to increased loss of quality of
the country’s produces.

Qatar majorly meets its domestic cereal demand through imports. Brazil, the United States, India, and
Australia is one of the major exporters of cereals to Qatar. The country is aiming for self-sufficiency in
agricultural products by encouraging its farmers to adopt advanced farming techniques.

The increase in adoption of advanced farming technologies and conducive government policies supporting
domestic crop production is one of the factors driving the market growth in the country.

Protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development are at the forefront of Qatar’s
priorities. As one of the first countries to ratify the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
in 1996, Qatar has a longstanding commitment to addressing global environmental challenges. Qatar is an
active partner in the international community to confront the climate crisis.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is exclusively dedicated to addressing matters of
environmental concern, ensuring that sustainable and climate-conscious practices are adopted throughout
all sectors.

In September 2021, Qatar’s Council of Ministers approved the National Climate Change Plan, a strategic
framework reflecting Qatar’s long-term sustainability ambitions and the urgent need to respond effectively
to the climate crisis.

An integral part of Qatar National Vision 2030 an in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the
plan sets out Qatar’s commitment to tackle climate change by diversifying the economy, building capabilities,
and optimizing the use of natural resources. It establishes national climate targets to enhance climate
resilience through more than 35 measures and over 300 adaptation initiatives focused on mitigation.