This chapter includes the following articles.
Achieving self-sufficiency in agriculture and fisheries sector is driving expansion in Oman as the government finances a number of initiatives and invests in key infrastructure that will strengthen the sector moving forward. Adding value through processing is a key goal with the Oman Sugar refinery company’s 2013 announcement of a $200m sugar processing plant in Sohar a key point in this regard. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is working to double the output of the fishing sector to 480,000 tonnes by 2020. Doing so would create 20,000 additional jobs, and the integrated fishing industrial zone at Duqm is set to be the largest such facility in the Middle East. This chapter contains an interview with Fuad bin Jaafar bin Mohammed Al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture Fisheries Wealth.