Agriculture in Qatar: Analysis of major crops and cereals with consumption and production trends (2017 - 2022)

Report Description
Qatar has very limited agriculture production, producing mostly date palms, vegetables and fodder crops. Water constraints and unavailability of agriculture land are the major constraints in crop production in Qatar.Consumption of cereals increased by XX.XX % CAGR from 2005 to 2010. This growth is expected to be met by increased imports of wheat from Brazil, United States, India and Australia. Increase in consumption is expected to increase in future. Consumption of Millet, Sorghum and Maize has gone up rapidly from 2008 to 2010. Consumption of cereals in Qatar will grow at a CAGR of XX.XX % till 2021.Qatar is a big importer of Cereals and other agricultural products.

Qatar Agriculture Market is developing due to rapidly increasing tourism (normal as well as at the time of Holy festival of Ramadan), Increase in consumption, advanced technologies, low water requirement in Horticulture process and Government Initiatives. Qatar is also using Desalination for potable drinking water, which helped the country to increase the production of crops, fruits and vegetables for almost two decades. Horticulture is the new trend in agriculture production which have given boost to the production.

Key factors driving the growth of the Fishery Consumables & Meat industry of the country are inclination of growth towards tourism, robust economic growth, changing consumer trends, and advanced technologies. Strong economic growth leading to higher protein consumption, growing numbers of domestic, as well as, expat population.The consumer food service industry in the Qatar is unique and profitable, and is expected to continue experiencing strong growth in the future. With a large proportion of expatriates and standards of living in the world, the demand for a variety of foodservice options is on the rise driving the dairy

Restraints and Challenges
Qatar is a net importer of food products. Low water availability , limited rainfall , limited arable land are the biggest restraints for agriculture production in the country.The area is dry and it has stayed like this for a long period and it is very tough to practice traditional ways of farming is such conditions.Moreover the desert storms add to the worry and harm the produce. Due to these reasons farmers have incurred huge losses in the past which has led to people moving away from farming and agriculture.Such harsh conditions restrict the growth of dairy as well as fishery consumables & meat market as it is tough for the animals also to cope with such conditions.

Agriculture production of Qatar constitutes of mainly vegetables and fruits and other crops in a minor quantity. Qatar is hoping to boost its production by setting up 1400 farms covering 45,000 acres of land in next 5 years. Most of the farms will produce vegetables and fruits and will use hydroponic technology for production. Government is giving priority to production of fruits and vegetables as they are less water and soil intensive.Moreover government is lending its support to dairy as well as fishery consumables & meat market as they want to reduce their imports and become self sufficient in the future.

New Developments
?Qatar has decided to maintain low levels of production, continue its focus on importing food through well-formed channels and to purchase land in Africa and Asia for the cultivation of agricultural produce and cereals.
?Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) began work on the Water Security Mega Reservoirs Project in 2012. The mega reservoirs will allow Doha to store 7 days? worth of potable water, based on the expected consumption rate by 2036. Since Qatar faces a water scarcity, this initiative solves the problem; thereby, adding to the increasing overall domestic production of fruits and vegetables.

About the Market
?PESTLE Analysis (Overview): Macro market factors pertinent to the region.
?Market Definition: Main, as well as, associated/ancillary components constituting the market.
?Key Findings of the Study: Top headlines about market trends & numbers.
?Market Dynamics
oDrivers: What are the key factors driving growth in the market?
oRestraints: Most relevant threats and restraints which hinder the growth of the market?
oOpportunities: Sectors of high return or quick turn around on investment?
oMarket Concentration: Porter?s 5 Forces Analysis quantified by a comprehensive list of parameters.
?Chain Analysis
oMarket Share Analysis: Top players in the market (by value and volume).
oCompany Profiles: Pertinent details about leading, high growth, and innovation-motivated stakeholders with contact, operations, product/service offerings, financials and strategies & insights.

1. Introduction

1.1 Definition of the Market

1.2 Research Approach and Methodology

1.2.1 Introduction

1.2.2 Research Design

1.2.3 Study Phases

1.3 Scope of the Report

1.4 Regional Analysis

1.4.1 PESTLE Analysis

1.4.2 Analysis of Ease of Doing Business

2. Market Dynamics

2.1 Drivers

2.2 Restraints

2.3 Opportunities

2.4 Market Demand Analysis

2.4.1 Available Products Types (Segmentation)

2.4.2 Identification of Target Subsegments (Demand Estimation)

2.4.3 Socio-Economic Segmentation of Potential Consumers

2.4.4 Spending Patterns

2.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

2.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

2.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

2.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

2.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

2.5.5 Degree of Competition

2.6 Marketing and Product Placement Overview

2.6.1 Marketing Channels Overview

2.6.2 Strategies for Product Launch

2.6.3 Retail Overview: Types of Agricultural Products in the Market (per Segmented Category)

3. Market Segmentation

3.1 Fruits

3.1.1 Market Size (USD Millions)

3.1.2 Domestic Production Overview

3.1.3 Domestic Consumption Overview

3.1.4 Import Value & Volume

3.1.5 Export Value & Volume

3.1.6 Current & Future Market Prospects

3.2 Vegetables

3.2.1 Market Size (USD Millions)

3.2.2 Domestic Production Overview

3.2.3 Domestic Consumption Overview

3.2.4 Import Value & Volume

3.2.5 Export Value & Volume

3.2.6 Current & Future Market Prospects

3.3 Dairy

3.3.1 Market Size (USD Millions)

3.3.2 Domestic Production Overview

3.3.3 Domestic Consumption Overview

3.3.4 Import Value & Volume

3.3.5 Export Value & Volume

3.3.6 Current & Future Market Prospects

3.4 Fishery Consumables & Meat

3.4.1 Market Size (USD Millions)

3.4.2 Domestic Production Overview

3.4.3 Domestic Consumption Overview

3.4.4 Import Value & Volume

3.4.5 Export Value & Volume

3.4.6 Current & Future Market Prospects

4. Competition Analysis

4.1 Local Supply Ecosystem

4.2 Market Share of Major Stakeholders

4.3 Strategies Adopted, Recent Events

5. Processing & Packaging Ecosystem

6. Pricing Strategy

7. Supply Chain Analysis

7.1 Trade (Import-Export Analysis)

7.2 Distribution Network & Retail Analysis

8. Government Policies

8.1 Criteria & Conditions

8.1.1 Sanitary & Phytosanitary Conditions

8.1.2 Packaging Requirements

8.1.3 Labelling Requirements

8.1.4 Import Regulations

8.2 Ministries Involved

9. Sources

10. Disclaimer

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