Wheat production in Oman : experiences, challenges and opportunities

Other Title(s)

إنتاج القمح في عمان : الخبرات و التحديات و الفرص

Joint Authors

Faruq, Muhammad
Aman Allah
al-Sadi, Safaa Muhammad
al-Sadi, Abd Allah Muhammad
al-Sadi, Abd Allah Muhammad
al-Khamisi, Sayf Ali
al-Hanai, Salih A.

Source

Agricultural and Marine Sciences : Research Journal

Issue

Vol. 27, Issue 1 (30 Jun. 2022), pp.1-15, 15 p.

Publisher

Sultan Qaboos University College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences

Publication Date

2022-06-30

Country of Publication

Oman

No. of Pages

15

Main Subjects

Economics & Business Administration

Abstract EN

Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is the leading staple and strategic food crop in the Sultanate of Oman; however, the national wheat production can meet less than 1% of the domestic requirements.

The balance is met through imports from Australia, Canada, Russia, and Argentina.

However, reliance on imported wheat alone may put Oman at risk in the event of wheat export bans.

Therefore, wheat production needs to be enhanced to ensure national food security.

Nonetheless, water deficits, salinity, prolonged droughts, unavailability of stress resilient genotypes, and heatwaves challenge this notion.

In this review manuscript, the current status, constraints, and opportunities to improve wheat production in the Sultanate of Oman have been discussed.

The major opportunities to improve the wheat production include crop improvement (i.e.

development of short duration, high yielding, disease resistant and climate resilient varieties), efficient irrigation system, adoption of conservation agriculture to conserve the resources, strengthening system of certified seed distribution, seed enhancements, and development and dissemination of site-specific production technologies.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Faruq, Muhammad& Aman Allah& al-Hanai, Salih A.& al-Sadi, Abd Allah Muhammad& al-Sadi, Abd Allah Muhammad& al-Sadi, Safaa Muhammad& al-Khamisi, Sayf Ali. 2022. Wheat production in Oman : experiences, challenges and opportunities. Agricultural and Marine Sciences : Research Journal،Vol. 27, no. 1, pp.1-15.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1346827

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Khamisi, Sayf Ali…[et al.]. Wheat production in Oman : experiences, challenges and opportunities. Agricultural and Marine Sciences : Research Journal Vol. 27, no. 1 (2022), pp.1-15.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1346827

American Medical Association (AMA)

Faruq, Muhammad& Aman Allah& al-Hanai, Salih A.& al-Sadi, Abd Allah Muhammad& al-Sadi, Abd Allah Muhammad& al-Sadi, Safaa Muhammad& al-Khamisi, Sayf Ali. Wheat production in Oman : experiences, challenges and opportunities. Agricultural and Marine Sciences : Research Journal. 2022. Vol. 27, no. 1, pp.1-15.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1346827

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Record ID

BIM-1346827