Bahrain - Agriculture

The agricultural sector accounted for only 1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 1998 and employed 2 percent of the workforce. The development of agriculture is limited by lack of water and the strong salinity (saltiness) of the soil. Over a period of 30 years since 1971, Bahrain's cultivated area has been reduced from around 6,000 hectares to less than 1,500 hectares. The major crop is alfalfa for animal fodder, although farmers also grow dates, figs, mangos, pomegranates, melons, papayas, water turnips, potatoes, and tomatoes, and produce poultry and dairy products for the local market.

Country Telephones a Telephones, Mobile/Cellular a Radio Stations b Radios a TV Stations a Televisions a Internet Service Providers c Internet Users c
Bahrain 152,000 58,543 AM 2; FM 3; shortwave 0 338,000 4 275,000 1 37,500
United States 194 M 69.209 M (1998) AM 4,762; FM 5,542; shortwave 18 575 M 1,500 219 M 7,800 148 M
Saudi Arabia 3.1 M (1998) 1 M (1998) AM 43; FM 31; shortwave 2 6.25 M 117 5.1 M 42 (2001) 400,000 (2001)
Qatar 142,000 43,476 AM 6; FM 5; shortwave 1 256,000 2 230,000 1 45,000
a Data is for 1997 unless otherwise noted.
b Data is for 1998 unless otherwise noted.
c Data is for 2000 unless otherwise noted.
SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2001 [Online].

Bahrain's fishing industry is small and only serves the domestic market. In the 1970s, the fishing industry declined, largely as a result of pollution and over-fishing in the Gulf. Since 1993, the government has been releasing young fish into local waters in order to boost stocks. Since 1997, trawlers have been banned from operating during the breeding season.

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Rojesh Maharjan
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Dec 11, 2018 @ 9:21 pm
What about asparagus farming in Bahrain...
I'm doing in my country
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Batendip Brechnev Etta
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Dec 29, 2018 @ 3:03 am
From the article , Bahrain's agricultural produce are declining over the years due to negligence on the agricultural sector and if this continues, Bahrain's food supply might drop down to zero, I for one studied agriculture in the university and I have a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics, and I am also residence in Bahrain, I have searched for a job in any agricultural field so as to contribute to the agricultural development of Bahrain my new country but to no avail, conclusively Bahrain need to give a little attention to agriculture and it's experts to help build the agricultural sector and increase for supply
salman nasir
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Mar 1, 2019 @ 4:04 am
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