Agriculture in the United Arab Emirates: Analysis of major crops and cereals with consumption and production trends (2017 - 2022)

Report Description
UAE with high per capita food consumption, is the most promising agriculture market in GCC region. UAE cereal production is moderate till yet, but the country is still not fully self-sustain in agriculture production. UAE is still dependent on imports.Due to the government?s efforts to increase domestic production, the farmers produced over 38,800 tons of fruits and vegetables during the 2014-2015 farming season.Increase in population and tourism has given boost to the increase in consumption of food crops. UAE is a big importer of Cereals like Wheat, Barley, Millet, Maize and Sorghum.Consumption of cereals in UAE will grow at a CAGR of XX.XX % till 2021.

UAE 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. UAE 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 United Arab Emirates is unique and profitable, and is expected to continue experiencing strong growth in the future. With the largest 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
UAE 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.Very few parts of the country have above average conditions and support farming and hence the production has been low in the country.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

Many services have been given to farmers for production of crops. Some of the services are cultivation (free of charge), crop protection (50 percent free with the exception of general campaigns which are totally free), veterinary services and fertilizers (50 percent free). Government is giving priority to production of fruits and vegetables as they are less water and soil intensive. Depletion of agriculture land is a major constraint for UAE. Hydroponic systems are growing in UAE and companies are using them for vegetable and fruits production as this process requires less quantity of water and no land or soil. Unlike other countries UAE has increased production of Barley.

New Developments
?UAE and Mexico to sign agreements to strengthen trade ties between the two countries to mutually benefiting trade.
?UAE launches its first agricultural policy to benefit farming sustainability and profitability.
?ADFSC, Abu Dhabi Farmers Services estimated that it would supply 31050 tons of class-one produce. A total of 40 different products will be grown by the organization, domestically.
?The Ministry of Environment plans to increase organic farming acreage, by 5% every year

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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