United Arab Emirates


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AGRICULTURE

 

The agricultural production has more than fourfolded over the last twenty years, with an annual growth rate of 12.6%. The United Arab Emirates' Union owns 21,194 farms and the agricultural development is due to very generous subsidies. If the petroleum is abundant, the water is rare. There are more than 35 dams which supply with 70 millions m3 of water per year and purification factories which produce 475 millions m3 of water per year.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

3 051

Agricultural population

122

Non agricultural population

2 929

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

559 000

Irrigated surface area

76 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

380

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Dates 760 186 4086
Tomatoes 240 2 104348
Aubergines 20 0 66667
Pumpkins, squash and gourds 20 1 30303
Onions dry 16 1 23208

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 15000
Goats 1520
Sheep 580
Camels 250
Cattle 115

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
610 89 900 n.c.

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT