07 May Agrofood Oman
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- Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre
The Agriculture and Fisheries sector plays an important role in diversifying the economy of the Sultanate of Oman. The government’s economic development policy emphasizes the expansion of non-oil sectors, one being the agriculture and fisheries sector. A great example being in the year 2013, in spite a marginal dip from 9% in 2012 to 8.6% in 2013 the contribution made by the agriculture and fisheries sector to the national economy rose slightly over the period from 1.3% of GDP in 2013 compared with 1.2% the previous year. The goal is to establish a sustainable economic base in preparation for the time when hydrocarbon reserves are depleted.