The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo assumed power on a promise to take “Ghana Beyond Aid”, and is pushing ahead with initiatives to formalise the economy, diversify its manufacturing base and overhaul its taxation structure. Ghana’s ability to retain fiscal discipline will be tested, with election-related expenditure expected to increase in the run-up to the 2020 poll.
The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Sultanate of Oman, making it the longest continually independent Arab country in modern history. The year also marks the passing of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, who died on 10 January. He is succeeded by his cousin and the former minister of culture, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Saleh Mohammed Al Shanfari, CEO, Oman Food Investment Holding Company (OFIC): Interview from The Report: Oman 2020
How do you assess the performance of the fisheries and aquaculture sector moving into 2020, and what will be the main growth drivers?
Articles & Analysis | Public and private sectors tackle water scarcity through policy reform and new technologies from The Report: Oman 2020
Global food demand is expected to increase by anywhere between 59% and 98% by 2050. However, global freshwater resources are already overstretched. In recent years climate-induced water shortages in urban areas have brought water scarcity to the forefront of public debate, as major cities such as São Paulo, Cape Town and Barcelona have found...
Articles & Analysis | Oman maintains food self-sufficiency with investments in agriculture and fisheries from The Report: Oman 2020
Given that fishing and agriculture have historically formed central parts of Oman’s economy and society, it is not surprising that the country has the highest rate of food self-sufficiency in the GCC. Targeted investments to further enhance food security have seen the sector advance on all fronts – but most notably in terms of technology – as...