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Oman’s food and water security project relies on artificial rain

Food and water security is a focal point of Oman’s policies. The Majlis A’shura hosted the minister of agriculture, fisheries, and water resources to discuss the sector’s performance and contribution to the national GDP. 

The measures taken by the ministry are aimed at strengthening food security in the context of Oman Vision 2040, an initiative promoted by local political forces to transform the country into a benchmark for economy, sustainability, and social welfare

The Sultanate of Oman’s water deficit can be solved through major work on cloud seeding to induce artificial rain. The ministry’s project has resulted in the establishment of 13 cloud seeding stations. Over the past few years, the boost in rainfall has been close to 15-18%.

Between 2019 and 2022, there has been an increase in the total volume of food production by 6.4 percent, from 3.9 to 4.7 million tons. At the same time, the total value of such production grew by 9.6 percent to RO 1.261 billion.

One of the driving forces behind this initiative is the food security laboratories, which have produced several investment projects in agriculture, fisheries, and water resources. The Sultanate of Oman thus proceeds to ensure the food and water security necessary to establish itself globally as a new and strategic trading partner.

The country has been steadfast in its commitment to sustainability since September 2015 at the United Nations Summit, where the Sustainable Development Goals were recognized and adopted. 


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