They were planted to secure and boost food security in the Sultanate
4 November 2018| Last updated on 4 November 2018
Countries shouldn’t wait until food becomes scarce
And that’s exactly what Oman is doing – the Sultanate is preparing to secure food inside the country for the next coming years.
It is doing this by planting millions of different fruit trees in the country and it has already planted over a million of them.
In efforts to ensure its food security in the future and increase the economic output of the Sultanate.
Agriculture has been identified as one of the key areas for potential expansion in Oman and the country is looking at ways to diversify its economic output.
These millions of trees are expected to produce very large amounts of local fruits by 2023.
Oman’s agriculture department has stated to have planted more than 682,180 lime trees and the following
- Grape vines
While exporting date is a main economic aspect of the Sultanate of Oman, the country still planted an additional 324,451 date trees between 2013 and 2018.