Agricultural modernization and rural farm development are key pillars of Oman's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Water Resources’ Sustainable Development 2040 Strategy, which is part of Oman Vision 2040. In line with the vision, the government set up Nitaj (Oman Food Investment Holding Company) to develop, invest in and implement programs aimed at boosting farm production and food processing. This includes increasing exports of dates, honey, fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs and red meat. The government also recently introduced 128 projects and initiatives valued at US$3.3 billion, which are to be rolled out over the next three years. These include 37 projects in the agriculture sector, 29 in livestock, 28 in fisheries, eight in the water resources sector and 26 other initiatives to help Oman achieve self-sufficiency and food security.

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