Agriculture in Kuwait

Agriculture in Kuwait Last updated on Tuesday 20th April 2010

In Kuwait only about 1% of the land is suitable for agriculture and most of this is at Wafra or Jahra where there is a natural water supply. Cereals, tomatoes, melons, radish and cucumber are grown. In addition, there are successful dairy and poultry farms.

The Kuwaiti government deems it highly important to improve the environment by "greening" the city. To this end, a great number of landscaped areas are seen around the country and much effort is expended in attempts to find plants which will thrive in the country.

Fishing has historically been of great importance to both the diet and the trade of Kuwait. Fresh fish is a popular food in the country and care is taken to conserve the resources of the sea.

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