Agriculture in Bahrain: Analysis of major crops and cereals with consumption and production trends (2017 - 2022)
Report Description Agriculture in Bahrain historically is an important sector of the economy. Before the development of the oil industry, date palm cultivation dominated Bahrain’s agriculture, producing sufficient dates for both domestic consumption and export. At least twenty-three varieties of dates are grown even now, and the leaves, branches, buds, and flowers of the date palm also are used extensively.Consumption is expected to increase in future and will grow at a CAGR of XX.XX % till 2021.Bahrain is a big importer of Cereals and other agricultural products.
Drivers Bahrain Agriculture Market is developing due to rapidly increasing tourism (normal as well as at the time of Holy festival of Ramadan), Increase in consumption, advanced technologies, low water requirement in Horticulture process and Government Initiatives. They are also using Desalination for potable drinking water, which helped the country to increase the production of crops, fruits and vegetables. Horticulture is the new trend in agriculture production which have given boost to the production.
Key factors driving the growth of the Fishery Consumables & Meat industry of the country are inclination of growth towards tourism, robust economic growth, changing consumer trends, and advanced technologies. Strong economic growth leading to higher protein consumption, growing numbers of domestic, as well as, expat population.The consumer food service industry in the Bahrain is unique and profitable, and is expected to continue experiencing strong growth in the future. With a large proportion of expatriates and standards of living in the world, the demand for a variety of foodservice options is on the rise driving the dairy .
Restraints and Challenges Low water availability , limited rainfall , limited arable land are the biggest restraints for agriculture production in the country.The area is dry and it has stayed like this for a long period and it is very tough to practice traditional ways of farming is such conditions.Very few parts of the country have above average conditions and support farming and hence the production has been low in the country.Moreover the desert storms add to the worry and harm the produce. Due to these reasons farmers have incurred huge losses in the past which has led to people moving away from farming and agriculture.Such harsh conditions restrict the growth of dairy as well as fishery consumables & meat market as it is tough for the animals also to cope with such conditions.
Opportunities The Government of Bahrain is encouraging agricultural companies to invest in foreign countries that have a comparative advantage in producing certain crops and import their products back into Bahrain.The Bahrain government has developed a ‘National Action Plan’ to encourage healthy lifestyles, covering a number of programs that include increasing the percentage of people consuming fruit and vegetables by 30% and to ensure 3-5 fruit & vegetable intakes, every day.Moreover government is lending its support to dairy as well as fishery consumables & meat market as they want to reduce their imports and become self sufficient in the future.
New Developments ●New fruits importation law in Bahrain: The new law states that fruits and vegetable importers will be required to supply full 12-month schedule of planned imports from certified suppliers and certificates of origin or a health clearance certificate with every order coming into the country. ●Bahrain government plans more subsidy cuts: The country has cut subsidies for meat and plans to cut subsidies for water and electricity, which would have an adverse effect on domestic vegetable and fruit producers.
About the Market ●PESTLE Analysis (Overview): Macro market factors pertinent to the region. ●Market Definition: Main, as well as, associated/ancillary components constituting the market. ●Key Findings of the Study: Top headlines about market trends & numbers. ●Market Dynamics oDrivers: What are the key factors driving growth in the market? oRestraints: Most relevant threats and restraints which hinder the growth of the market? oOpportunities: Sectors of high return or quick turn around on investment? oMarket Concentration: Porter’s 5 Forces Analysis quantified by a comprehensive list of parameters. ●Chain Analysis ●Competition oMarket Share Analysis: Top players in the market (by value and volume). oCompany Profiles: Pertinent details about leading, high growth, and innovation-motivated stakeholders with contact, operations, product/service offerings, financials and strategies & insights.